Profile Picture

Camera Rotation

Posted By jminbox Last Year
You don't have permission to rate!
Author
Message
jminbox
jminbox
Posted Last Year
View Quick Profile
Senior Member

Senior Member (451 reputation)Senior Member (451 reputation)Senior Member (451 reputation)Senior Member (451 reputation)Senior Member (451 reputation)Senior Member (451 reputation)Senior Member (451 reputation)Senior Member (451 reputation)Senior Member (451 reputation)

Group: Forum Members
Last Active: Last Month
Posts: 40, Visits: 386
Hello,

I've seen some posts vaguely talking about this (going back as far as 9 years ago) but no real solution.

I'm trying to figure out how to rotate (not move) a camera, while looking through it, on it's axes (x, y, or z).  These values can be typed in the Modify panel (Transform -> Move) but cannot seem to be modified with the mouse.  I found that one can hold Ctrl + LeftArrow or Ctrl + RightArrow to rotate the camera on it's z axis but it does it in 3-value increments, requiring manual modification to fine-tune.  There also does not seem to be a corresponding combination to rotate on the x asis.

Of course, one can hit the Pan (x) button and right-click but that rotation is an orbit.  The Orbit (c) button is also an orbit.  If you look at the Transform -> Move values in the Modify panel as you use this approach, you will see that those values are changing (along with the Rotate values); i.e., the camera itself is being moved in 3D-space.  I'm trying to figure out a way to look through the camera and simply rotate, not change the x, y, z coordinates.  I want the camera to be in the same location in 3D space but simply rotate.

This is done easily in Daz and other similar products.  I hope that this is just a lack of knowledge on my part and not a missing capability.  Any education folks could give me would be greatly appreciated.  I'm trying to make a usability decision on iClone for a large project I'm starting.  I would be concerned if this, seemingly basic, capability has been omitted.  I'm hoping that this is simply my need for education.

Thank You in Advance

Kelleytoons
This post has been flagged as an answer
Kelleytoons
Posted Last Year
View Quick Profile
Distinguished Member

Distinguished Member (21.2K reputation)Distinguished Member (21.2K reputation)Distinguished Member (21.2K reputation)Distinguished Member (21.2K reputation)Distinguished Member (21.2K reputation)Distinguished Member (21.2K reputation)Distinguished Member (21.2K reputation)Distinguished Member (21.2K reputation)Distinguished Member (21.2K reputation)

Group: Forum Members
Last Active: 59 seconds ago
Posts: 6.7K, Visits: 13.7K
4u2ges (6/5/2018)

Or as was already mentioned link the camera to a small object placed right in front of the lenz, make it dummy so that it does not block the view, lock the camera and then use rotate/transform gismo for that dummy object to operate camera.


Did the OP try this?  I would think this would be exactly what he needs.

While it may be a bit kludgy, there are a lot of things in iClone that, while workarounds, work effectively enough not to worry about it.





Alienware Aurora R7, Win 10, i7-8700k, 4.7GHz CPU, 32GB RAM, GTX Titan XP (12GB), Samsung 960 Pro 2TB M-2 SSD, TB+ Disk space
Mike "ex-genius" Kelley



Reading This Topic