Aligning the camera to a polygon


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Aligning the camera to a polygon

Another very useful new camera command for modeling is Align Camera to Polygon. All you have to do is select a polygon on your object, and issue that command, and the camera will frame that polygon full screen. And additionally it will be aligned with that polygon's normal. I'll select a face on my duckie here by right-clicking choosing face and clicking on one of those components. And then in the Panel menu, I'll go to the View menu and choose Align Camera to Polygon.

And as you see now, the camera's been aligned. I do want to warn you that this particular command is not really undoable. It's sort of undoable, but it's not reliable. If I go back into the View menu and choose, Undo View Change, you'll see that it didn't go back to my original camera position and orientation. So that's a little bit of an issue that you'll need to look out for. Additionally, if you choose to use Undoable Movement for your camera, so that you can use the normal Ctrl+Z or just simp...

Aligning the camera to a polygon
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Aligning the camera to a polygon provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Aaron F. Ross as part of the Maya 2014 New Features

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3D + Animation
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