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Carbon71
06-25-2003, 08:25 AM
In layout if you move the camera's pivot point, it just moves the camera with it. However I can move the pivot point of an object without moving the object. Being able to move a pivot lets me rotate an object around an external pivot, so that I get a nice moving arc.

Why can't I do this with the camera? Obviously I missing something silly right? Like there is some checkbox that says "Lock camera pivot"?

If not can someone tell me how I can rotate the camera around an object (while pointed at it) in a smooth arc?

Thanks much for any ideas
Carbon

mattclary
06-25-2003, 08:46 AM
I'm pretty sure the camera is point object. It IS the pivot. There is a way to set "Camera Target" that will do what you want, not sure where the setting is off the top of my head.

iluvatar
06-25-2003, 08:50 AM
i would simply parent the camera to a null and use that one as the pivot ;)

Carbon71
06-25-2003, 08:59 AM
Thanks Iluvatar. Yeah I just realized shortly after posting that I could just parent the camera to a null and then rotate the null around the external pivot point.

Doh!

Please consider this silly thread, dead