Animating a crane shot


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Animating a crane shot

Another kind of shot that's really not used too often, simply because it's expensive to do in live action, but we can do a little more easily in animation, is a crane shot. And they usually save these for special shots, so it's not the kind of thing you probably want to overdo, but nice to be able to do it. And that's to create the illusion that the camera's in a crane, and it's being lifted up to either move the camera up or down in space to close in or out on the character. Kind of puts them in a larger context. So let's hit Enter to play this. It's an extremely simple effect, really, if you set your shot up cleanly enough.

So let's just click inside here. Now before I go any further, I am going to show you a little reference image that I drew. This is in case you aren't familiar with perspective, and are wondering about the basic principles of it; this little graphic will explain. Essentially, the thing to remember is, if your horizon line is v...

Animating a crane shot
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Animating a crane shot provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Dermot O' Connor as part of the Animation Tips and Tricks with Flash Professional

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