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Angie Taylor
Using Smoother on Orientation Keyframes
on Dec 11, 2014 at 7:44:26 am

Hi there,

I wanted to smooth some Orientation keyframes.

I couldn't get Dan's script working on mine for the same reason - baked keyframes from the 3D Camera Tracker. I'm no good with scripts (dyslexia makes it impossible - eel that's my excuse!) but I figured out an analogue method for converting them in AE CC.

Export the comp to Cinema 4D - File > Export Cinema 4D.
Import the C4D file that you created into the AE project, drag it into your comp.
In Cineware, at the bottom in the Cineware Scene Data section, click on the Extract
This will extract the camera from the C4D file.

As C4D does not have an Orientation property it uses Rotation for the animation.

Now you can use the smooth expression on the keyframes to smooth out what was originally Orientation keyframes.

This could be done with expressions or scripts but sometimes in the middle of a job I don't have time to work it out so go for the quickest, dirtiest solution.

Hope this helps,



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