View Full Version : Help needed - Camera Orbit

Nigel Baker
02-14-2009, 04:12 PM
Hello All,

I have a question that the answer is eluding me.
I wish to have a camera orbit a model in a perfect circle around it.
I have set a null so the camera is always looking at the center.
Can not remember how to attach a camera to a spline (Path) brought in from modeller.

I know I can spin the model (which has many parts/layers) also but I wanted to remember how to do it the other way.
Or is there another way or why isn't there a default camera orbit tool in Layout.

Thanks in advance for the help on this one.


02-14-2009, 04:24 PM
Have you tried parenting and targeting the camera to the null, then rotate the null?

02-14-2009, 04:59 PM
If you want to follow an arbitrary curve, use motion modifier CurveConstraint on the camera.

Nigel Baker
02-15-2009, 03:12 AM
Hello Sekhar,
Thats the very one.
Forgot what it was called. But as far as I can remember that is the one I used.

Roller Jesus, thank you for that super simple tip.
So straight forward I never even thought of it like that.

Thanks all,