Camera & Target


#1

Has someone made a camera with a target so the camera can be positioned at a specific height (eye level in a scene) and pivot around a known target, (maintain its view on an object) similar to 3D Max? I have used SketchUp’s scenes and played its animation, but its target view cannot be controlled very well.


#2

Camera Stats Extension by MartinRinehart

does at leat what you are looking for.

http://sketchucation.com/pluginstore?pln=camera_stats


#3

Thanks for directing me to this plugin. I would certainly prefer a physical camera and a physical target to adjust rather than having to record data. It is not clear in the plugin how to recreate that data into another similar scene. Typically, I have copied lines to create new camera views along those lines in order to create the same camera view and target. I would prefer just to copy a physical camera and target to a new position. I would also like cameras to follow a defined path, such as along a curved path between camera positions rather than straight line transitions between camera positions.


#4

there have been many plugins written to ‘follow’ paths, have a search and include SketchUcation in the search terms…

e.g. follow path plugin animation camera SketchUcation

yields a good selection…

john