Using the Camera --
Could anyone point me to a good camera set up instruction? I've been struggling with loading cameras in the design and trying to get saved views for my details. I keep messing up when switching to camera associated views and so on. Is it possible to place a camera on the model, then use it as the saved view recall in a viewport?
Again, thanks to you all for your fine contributions.
Yes, it is "possible to place a camera on the model, then use it as the saved view recall in a viewport". In fact, that's probably a principal (le?) use of Cameras and Views.
I'll give you a tip... regarding Cameras. I hated using Cameras (that is, Camera & Walkthrough Tools
) for the longest time; very frustrating. But then Henry reminded me to turn down
the Scroll Speed
, found in Camera\Properties. Now... I really ENJOY using
Cameras and the Camera & Walkthrough Tools
and moving around my Models.
I really don't use "Cameras" very much-- as in "Insert\Camera". I find them to not be that useful; someone else may be able to express a different opinion. I just use the Camera & Walkthrough Tools
until I find a view that I like and Save that as a Named View. Then I often start from this Named View-- or,... from say... a Standard View, such as "World Plan View"-- and, using the Camera & Walkthrough Tools
, move around until I find another view that I like, and Save that as a Named View.
Checking and un-Checking "Camera Centered"-- in Camera Properties-- really makes a difference as well. "Camera Centered" is more intuitive, as it mimics viewing through a camera in real life; but sometimes, using that setting, you just plain lose sight of your model ("where did it go?"). So, I'll often alternate between "Camera Centered" and-- once I get close to the view I'm looking for-- un-check "Camera Centered".
« Last Edit: November 10, 2013, 10:20:49 AM by Alvin Gregorio »
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