Profile Picture

Static Camera to Moving Camera Transition - adding keyframes?

Posted By rowjlan 3 Months Ago
You don't have permission to rate!

Static Camera to Moving Camera Transition - adding keyframes?

Author
Message
rowjlan
rowjlan
Posted 3 Months Ago
View Quick Profile
Senior Member

Senior Member (379 reputation)Senior Member (379 reputation)Senior Member (379 reputation)Senior Member (379 reputation)Senior Member (379 reputation)Senior Member (379 reputation)Senior Member (379 reputation)Senior Member (379 reputation)Senior Member (379 reputation)

Group: Forum Members
Last Active: Yesterday
Posts: 24, Visits: 99
Hey everyone! 

I'm trying to design a camera shot where I open the shot with a long, static hold on a character's face. Then after a few seconds, I want the camera to dolly back into a wider shot. 

For the first part, can anyone explain to me how I create a delay before the camera starts moving? I'm guessing I need to add keyframes for the camera in the timeline, but I'm not sure how to do that. 

thanks!
gordryd
This post has been flagged as an answer
gordryd
Posted 3 Months Ago
View Quick Profile
Distinguished Member

Distinguished Member (1.3K reputation)Distinguished Member (1.3K reputation)Distinguished Member (1.3K reputation)Distinguished Member (1.3K reputation)Distinguished Member (1.3K reputation)Distinguished Member (1.3K reputation)Distinguished Member (1.3K reputation)Distinguished Member (1.3K reputation)Distinguished Member (1.3K reputation)

Group: Forum Members
Last Active: Yesterday
Posts: 191, Visits: 2.7K
You need 3 keyframes:
1) Frame 1 -- automatically generated when you add the Camera (make sure you are not using Preview camera -- can't be keyframed)
2) Copy keyframe at Frame 1 (click on dot in 'Transform' channel of Camera timeline, then Ctrl-C) - it should turn green.  Move to Frame 300 (assuming 5 seconds @ 60 fps) click in Camera Transform channel, and paste (Ctrl-V).  This will hold the camera for 5 seconds
3) Move to final frame (frame where you want camera to zoom out to) and position camera as desired.  Keyframe will be automatically generated and interpolated from frame 300 to final frame



Reading This Topic