Camera 'swinging out' during animations


#1

How can I stop the ‘camera’ from swinging out on a great arc during animations? If you look at my model in the warehouse ( Periscope animation ) you will see the animation zooms out wildly at the point where I switch from perspective to two-point.

Clearly, the aim here is to depict what actually happens with a real telescope, but this off-putting swooping effect is wrecking everything. BTW: it also does it at the start of the sequence, but that was easily rectified by deleting the scene. No such joy halfway through though.


#2

Currently, what you are seeing is how SketchUp transitions from a model set in perspective to one in parallel projection.
If your eventual goal is to produce a video file, one solution is to use a video editing software to remove the unwanted frames.

CD


#3

Is there any free software that would do this?


#4

You could try windows movie maker (if your not on Mac).