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Old 11-06-2009, 09:58 PM   #1
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How would you animate an object view from 3/4 perspective to a straight side orthographic view?
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If you select the orthographic camera in the outliner, you can rotate it just like a normal object. It's best if you rotate in another view however, else it will rotate erratically.
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Old 11-06-2009, 10:47 PM   #3
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So ,if I'm following you here, I would start with my ending orthographic position and work backward to my beginning perspective position ... using the orthographic camera?
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Oh, sorry. I misread your question.

If you want to "fake" an orthographic camera with a perspective camera, just crank the focal length to something like 200.
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in the camera shape tab, find the orthographic pull down, and tick it on
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Originally posted by vladimirjp
in the camera shape tab, find the orthographic pull down, and tick it on
I think he's trying to animate a camera from an orthographic view, to a perspective view... Correct?
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We're doing a presentation for a company that supplies components for multiple vehicle platforms, everything from off-road to industrial to passenger. They're a global company with a pretty large product line. We're starting the initial animation with a car, semi-truck, and large earth moving vehicle, looking straight on with the objects fanned out in perspective. Each vehicle will then be zoomed in and rotated to the viewer stopping in a straight side-on orthographic position. This is necessary so as to fit with pre-existing cutaways and engineering animations. It all sounds pretty bland but that's where our company comes in. We're a creative studio that has been brought in to jazz it up a bit. Give it a little life. These engineering animations usually put us non-engineering types to sleep. This will travel around the world to various trade presentations and will have to appeal to a broader audience.
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Yes, what you want to do, is increase the focal length. The lower it is, the more perspective distortion, the higher, the less.
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