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Pat BrayAuto-Orient to Camera
by on Aug 12, 2011 at 11:14:18 am


Is there a way to switch the auto-orient on and off during an animation?


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Greg BurrusRe: Auto-Orient to Camera
by on Aug 12, 2011 at 11:31:15 am

I haven't used it before but based on the description it seems like this script might do the trick.

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Pat BrayRe: Auto-Orient to Camera
by on Aug 12, 2011 at 11:34:01 am

Thanks for the tip, not quite sure if this is what I'm after but looks handy anyways...

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Kevin CampRe: Auto-Orient to Camera
by on Aug 12, 2011 at 11:59:44 am

you can use the lookAt() expression to make a 3d orient a layer towards another 3d layer (essentially what orient to camera does, but it would give you more control).

here's a simple expression for the orientation property:

target = thisComp.layer("Camera 1"); // set this to your camera
t = 5; // this is the point in time where you want it to stop looking at the camera, value in seconds.

if (time < t){
lookAt(target.position, position);

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