How to Turn All Camera Movement into one F Curve
Posted: 19 November 2022 01:42 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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As we all know, when you animate a camera it attaches keyframes to position and rotation and any other parameters that were changed with the animation. When observed on an F-curve chart it resembles spaghetti, an absolute nightmare to adjust each parameter separately. I want to control the interpolation of the camera movement with one F-curve. How is this possible (or its equivalent). I should specify that I would like to keep all camera movement but be able to adjust the timing of the camera movement with one F-curve.

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Gabe

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Posted: 19 November 2022 02:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Hi Gabe,

Edit: Answer is in Post #2

Reply deleted: I focused on the values, instead of the timing. /edit

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Posted: 19 November 2022 10:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Dr. Sassi,

i was able to get what i wanted here using a time track.

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Posted: 19 November 2022 10:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Thanks for the feedback, gonza045.

You wanted to change the timing, not the values of each keyframe. Got it. Yes, Timetrack is the way to go. Sorry, I missed that.

Nice that you have what you need!

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Posted: 19 November 2022 11:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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Dr. Sassi,

Yes, i’m not always the best at describing exactly what i need, which i understand is paramount for getting help online for it. Nevertheless, your elaborations are always appreciated.

Gabe

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Posted: 19 November 2022 11:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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You’re too kind, Gabe.

Your question was clear, and I focused only on the “spaghetti” part of it. (Which is a perfect metaphor for that). That gave me such a strong picture that I thought that I got the idea.
My fault, to 100%. Please ask in any way you like, I will adapt.

Again the Time track is the simplest and most effective tool here and would have been my answer.

Please note: There is a little drawback with the Time Track when used often in a scene. It can get confusing after a while; IMHO, there is a management tool missing. For example, you can use one Time Track many times, but there is no way to see quickly what and where it is used.

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