Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Orbit camera rigs, part of After Effects CS5.5: New Creative Techniques.
Another handy utility they added in CS5.5 is to create an orbit null for a camera.…I am in the same project for Chapter 14 CMG and for this demonstration I want to…open up comp 05b_starter.…Here I have a camera aimed at this interesting 3D world.…I will set 2 Views-Horizontal again.…Make sure 1 is still on Active Camera and set the other one to Top, so I can see…my 3D world. There is my camera.…Now a common thing I want to do is to orbit a camera around a set of layers or a 3D object.…
However, that's tricky because you have to create a Bezier path that exactly…swings the camera around in a way that keeps at the right distance away from…its point of interest. It can be done.…It's a bit fiddly.…Well, experienced animators have learned that the better way of doing us this is to…create a null object right at that center you want to orbit around and link the…camera to that null object.…Well, you no longer have to do it manually.…After Effects will do it for you.…With my Camera selected, I will go Layer >…
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- Adjusting the parameters in Warp Stabilizer
- Creating orbiting camera rigs
- Using the Camera Lens Blur effect
- Understanding focus and convergence
- Processing audio dynamically