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DanUR
09-14-2005, 11:44 PM
Hello. I've animated a die rolling across a table, using HardFX and FXCollision. Gravity and velocity control the initial motion, dynamics do the rest. But my camera stays focused on the die's position in frame 0, even though it is targeted to the die. I can't figure out how to get the camera to stay focused on the die.

Anybody have an idea what I'm missing?

Thanks very much,
-Dan

toby
09-18-2005, 04:13 PM
Dynamics animate the points of an object, but targeting focusses on the pivot point of the object, which is unaffected by dynamics. But targeting never looks good anyway. It will look like the die is dead stationary, except for rotations, and the world is moving around it.

If you aim the camera at the die every 10 or 20 frames and keyframe it there, it will look much better, more realistic.

DanUR
09-18-2005, 09:28 PM
Thanks Toby. That's good advice. I shouldn't obsess over figuring out how to do something that I don't need to do.

-Dan