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"Set Camera Target Point by Selected Object(s)"
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August 26, 2016, 05:57:59 PM
Here's a suggestion for a new Command:

In Camera Properties/Camera/Target Point:  "Set Camera Target Point by Selected Object(s)".
The Target Point would be the Reference Point of the currently selected Object(s).

Unless someone knows of an already-available simple and quick way of achieving that.
« Last Edit: August 26, 2016, 05:59:57 PM by Alvin Gregorio »

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Alvin Gregorio
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* August 26, 2016, 08:21:11 PM
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That's what I would probably do; enter the XYZ Position coordinates into the Target Point fields, then reset the UP Vector fields to 0,0,1.

If they can make a command to turn the Perspective on/off, then this should be easy.

I tried "View / Camera / Look To In Front Graphic", but it didn't work well with a selection of objects; as far as getting the Target Point near the Reference Point.

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John R.

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August 26, 2016, 08:38:09 PM
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That's what I would probably do; enter the XYZ Position coordinates into the Target Point fields, then reset the UP Vector fields to 0,0,1.
...

Yeah... that's the current pretty tedious way of doing it.  Doing this, we either have to jot down the coordinates-- hoping our Space Units is currently set correctly to achieve this-- and enter those into each X,Y,Z of the Camera Target Point fields, or copy/paste each from the Inspector Bar into the Target Fields coordinate boxes, one at a time.  Either way, it's tedious, slow, cumbersome.

Let's say we have a whole, furnished, house model.  In that house, we have a breakfast-table & chairs.  We want to Zoom In and Dynamic Examine around the center of those table & chairs... Select them, tap a User-created SEKE to invoke the proposed "Set Camera Target Point by Selected Object(s)" Command, and we can quickly and easily Dynamic Examine around them after Zoom Selection.

That's just the first simple example that came to mind.

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Alvin Gregorio
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* August 26, 2016, 08:48:33 PM
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In that kind of example, I would try the "Look To In Front Graphic", then maybe dynamically zoom in/out a small amount. It usually spins around the objects, as long as they're not selected. Sometimes I can 'spin' a selection, but I have better luck when nothing is selected.

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* August 27, 2016, 07:28:21 AM
#4
You can insert a Camera Object and adjust its aim with the Edit tool. I find it a bit tricky to use.

Henry H

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August 27, 2016, 07:40:43 AM
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You can insert a Camera Object and adjust its aim with the Edit tool. I find it a bit tricky to use.

Henry H

Yeah, "a bit tricky to use", and all that, is what I'm suggesting this "Set Camera Target Point by Selected Object(s)" Command would overcome.

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Alvin Gregorio
Intermittent TurboCAD user since yr. 2000 (ver6.5).  No formal CAD Training.
---TurboCAD: V21PP; V20.2PP; V19DL; V11.2Pro; Windows-7-Pro/64-bit; Intel-Core-i3 CPU; 2.27ghz; 4GB RAM; Intel HD Graphics (CPU based)


* August 27, 2016, 07:47:10 AM
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You can insert a Camera Object and adjust its aim with the Edit tool. I find it a bit tricky to use.

Henry H

Yeah, "a bit tricky to use", and all that, is what I'm suggesting this "Set Camera Target Point by Selected Object(s)" Command would overcome.

Understood.

Henry H

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* August 29, 2016, 05:55:49 AM
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"Let's say we have a whole, furnished, house model.  In that house, we have a breakfast-table & chairs.  We want to Zoom In and Dynamic Examine around the center of those table & chairs..."



Hi Alvin,


I do what John does.
I always create views, Camera's can set the render style.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2016, 06:00:32 AM by Dean »

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