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Kozo Okumura
how to move light along with camera when camera is controlled by null object.
on Apr 1, 2012 at 3:04:31 am

i have several layers in 3d space and having the camera traveling to visit those layers.
I like to have the light move along with camera as in the real life situation like sun gun light attached to camera.

if i move the camera directly, i can simply parenting the light position to the camera position and easily achieve what i want.
but if i like to control the camera with null object, parenting light position to the camera position doesn't give me the result i want. can you help me how to do this when camera is controlled via null object.



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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: how to move light along with camera when camera is controlled by null object.
on Apr 1, 2012 at 7:11:53 am

What do you mean by:
"parenting light position to the camera position doesn't give me the result i want"

If you parent the light to your camera layer and the camera to a Null, the Light should move together with the camera, so I'm not quite sure I understand your issue.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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Kozo Okumura
Re: how to move light along with camera when camera is controlled by null object.
on Apr 1, 2012 at 2:47:39 pm

sorry, i should have wrote

"parenting camera layer to null object "

you can actually try it. you see the light is not moving with camera anymore, this way.



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Kozo Okumura
Re: how to move light along with camera when camera is controlled by null object.
on Apr 1, 2012 at 2:51:03 pm

sorry, i just figured this out.

when i parent the light layer to the camera layer as opposed to position parameter, it does what i want.
thank you!



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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: how to move light along with camera when camera is controlled by null object.
on Apr 2, 2012 at 9:10:56 am

That makes sense- when you parented the light to the camera position it did not move because the values of the position stay at 0 since you move the Null and not the camera itself. That is why you need to parent the light to the camera layer.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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