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Old 26-08-2004, 07:18 AM   #1
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Hi

How can I constrain a camera to keep "looking" at a certain object? I want to move the camera, but not having to worry about it's roll.

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Old 26-08-2004, 07:34 AM   #2
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if you create a "camera with aim" then you can parent the aim to the object you want to look at. Or you could do it with aim constraints which are just as easy.


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Which version of maya do you have? I'll make you an example scene (and one for the other problem you posted too if you want)
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oh.. I'm embarresed.. really, THAT easy.

Thanks a lot, ecsacly what I needed. I'm in 5, but theres no need for you to set up a scene, I get it.
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If you don't need it for animation purposes, pressing "f" with the selected object will frame it with the camera.
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