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Question: Trying to get smoother camera movement

Hey all,


Trying to figure out how to get smooth cam movement.


I have a logo at 0,0,0

I have my cam at 0,0,200000

I have lots of videos in between and I’m pushing in from 200k to 0 on Z axis to create a kind of fly through all the other videos kind of feel.


I have a few questions!


I wanted to try and add movement on the y axis so that the cam would swoop down to 0 on the Y (maybe at around 150k on the Z) and then speed up as it zooms along the Z. I have tried all sorts of interpolation with keyframes but can’t figure out how to do this smoothly -

a) the Bezier interpolation seems to my inexperienced self the easiest way to get this swooping down effect but the cam still ‘eases’ in to the 150k keyframe on the z axis instead of flying through it. It still sort of ‘checks in’ to this keyframe if you know what I mean.

b) is there a way to edit the Bezier keyframes or any of them for that matter more cleanly than trying to tug on the white line thing in the keyframe editor?

c) the continuous interpolation sounds as if it could help me but I couldn’t get it to work the way I wanted either


Thanks!

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Nov 14, 2017 4:34 AM in response to andyandy1984 In response to andyandy1984

a) Change interpolation in the Keyframe Editor to not ease.

http://help.apple.com/motion/mac/5.3/#/motn14749268


b) I don't find that difficult to do. But I'm not sure what you're trying to do. Move when in time it sits, change the parameter it effects? Show Keyframes in the Timeline is easiest to adjust timing. Changing parameter values in the Inspector can be easier and more precise than adjusting in the Keyframe Editor. All in the help doc, linked above.


c) What exactly is your goal? If you want it to "speed up as it zooms along" then simply move the following keyframe closer to the first. How they are spaced in time determines speed.

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