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Author Topic: Feature Request - more camera options  (Read 4804 times)

wild_qwerty

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Feature Request - more camera options
« on: March 28, 2008, 11:13:02 am »

Could you please add these two new options to the camera settings:

1) First off it would be really good if there was an option to make an 'Ortho camera' that would have the same properties as the ortho view but could be set in one place.

read this thread for further information: http://www.anim8or.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/016173.html

The work around in the thread works but its a pain in the butt.

2) Ability to set the camera postion relative to an angel rather than x/y/x cordinates

eg: You would point the camera at a target object and then set the distance away, the horizontal angle, and the vertical angle

Anim8or should then be able to calcualte where to position the camera. (at the moment I basicaly devide my scence in trianlges and use trigonometry to work out where to place the camera as a X/Y/Z position)
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spicy

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Re: Feature Request - more camera options
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2008, 04:29:05 pm »

Yeah good idea
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Steve

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Re: Feature Request - more camera options
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2008, 11:02:18 pm »

Good ideas.  I'll see if I can get at least an ortho camera in in the next v0.97 preview or so.
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Re: Feature Request - more camera options
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2008, 12:04:10 am »

Indeed. Using both Cartesian (XYZ) coordinates and polar coordinates to set a camera is a good idea. I say "both"  since XYZ coordinates on a camera are also handy, so I would leave this feature on.
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wild_qwerty

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Re: Feature Request - more camera options
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2008, 07:01:11 am »

Yes, you will still need the X/Y/Z in place :)
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wild_qwerty

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Re: Feature Request - more camera options
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2008, 02:22:34 am »

Is there any update on if you will be able to add any of these options soon? I've just downloaded the new release now but there no ortho camera yet :(

Don't worry I'm not complaining, Anim8or is a great program and I've very greatfull for all your hard work :)
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Steve

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Re: Feature Request - more camera options
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2008, 04:36:40 am »

wild_qwerty, I can only do so much.  I did look into adding this but it wasn't as simple as I thought it would be.  I don't want to add a bunch of buggy features.  Its better to have fewer things that work well than more that are somewhat flaky.  It's still on my list so I won't forget about it.
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