Adding Camera Movement

The iClone camera system is a ‘Free Cam’ tool that allows you to use the real-time preview screen and your mouse to click and drag the position of the camera view. You can select to alter the camera as a key on the timeline in Animated camera mode or operate the camera in preview Still mode without adding keys to the timeline. The iClone camera is flexible for filming complete scenes with camera animation and cut scenes.

Use camera control tools iClone navigate Adding a Camera Movement to set a still shot, or assign camera movement from the camera template library.

To assign camera movement

1. Open either a project you have created yourself, or one of the existing template projects. Do this by clicking the Project iClone project Adding a Camera Movement button and double clicking one of the projects in the file manager pane. If you saved a project after reading the previous tutorial, use that project. Remember, your custom projects are in the custom tab, and the predefined template projects are in the Template tab.

2. Click the Scene iClone scene Adding a Camera Movement icon and then the Camera iClone camera Adding a Camera Movement button, or click the camera option in the drop down menu.

3. Apply a camera movement from the Template tab in the file manager pane by double clicking it.

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When you click the play iClone play Adding a Camera Movement button you see your character move and the camera angle also changes. In the Modify panel you can change the camera lens position or lock the camera on the character. See Camera for details.

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If you want to keep the camera setting, click the Add iClone add Adding a Camera Movement button to add it to the Custom tab.

Example camera angle 1:

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Example camera angle 2:

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Example camera angle 3:

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Adding a Camera Movement