View Full Version : camera help!

06-18-2003, 10:56 PM
hi guys i need some help adding camera movement to the scene file. its a 15 second animation and in the first few seconds i want the camera to pan around the one and only object in the scene but i dont know how. i think i add a null and have the camera follow it around......
no idea how though ... any help would be amazing.. thanks in advance...

-dave calleja:confused: :confused: :confused:

kiwi dave
06-19-2003, 07:59 AM
First you need to target your camera at your object.

1___ Select the camera.
2___ Open the Motion Options panel (Items > Motions: Motion Options).
3___ Set the Target Item pop-up menu to the desired object you want to point to.

Now when you move your camera around the object the camera will always point at it.

Is this what you were after?


06-19-2003, 09:45 AM

Targetting is an option but if you want to go round the object in a perfect circle you must also parent the camera to the null object you created. If you do that you can move the camera in a circle by rotating the null-object.

06-19-2003, 10:51 AM
hi guys, thanks for the help how do u create a null object to parent it to tho?

kiwi dave
06-19-2003, 01:13 PM
Under items go to add item and you'll see "add null".

This will place a null in the centre of your scene.