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Old 09-19-2002, 11:45 AM   #1
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Camera jerks around all over the place

I've tried using the camera TRACK command, and it jerks all over the place. Now I'm trying this script to do my opening roll-in, and the camera still jerks all over the place. What exactly to I need to do?

camera ( ENABLE );
camera ( MOVE, tag( "opening1", ORIGIN), 0 );
camera ( PAN, tag( "opening1", ANGLES), < 0 0 0 >, 0 );

camera ( MOVE, tag( "opening2", ORIGIN), 3000 );
camera ( PAN, tag( "opening2", ANGLES), < 0 0 0 >, 3000 );
wait ( 3000 );

camera ( MOVE, tag( "opening3", ORIGIN), 3000 );
camera ( PAN, tag( "opening3", ANGLES), < 0 0 0 >, 3000 );
wait ( 3000 );

camera ( MOVE, tag( "opening4", ORIGIN), 3000 );
camera ( PAN, tag( "opening4", ANGLES), < 0 0 0 >, 3000);
wait ( 3000 );

remove ( "kyle_opening" );
camera ( DISABLE );
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Old 09-19-2002, 12:34 PM   #2
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well when a camera hits a ref tag, it usually has a little "jerk" to it; especially if it changes direction; are you saying that the camera jerks while moving inbetween ref tags?


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Old 09-19-2002, 01:13 PM   #3
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Here's what it does: Moves to the first ref tag, starts to move/pan, then jerks back to the first ref tag. Moves to the second ref tag, then jerks back to the first ref tag. Moves/pans to the third ref tag, then jerks back to the first. Moves/pans to the fourth ref tag.

Is that how it's supposed to work?

When I tried using the track command, it moved back and forth along the track seemingly at random. I could run the map, and sometimes it would just move back and forth between the first two path corners, but then I could reload the map without changing anything at all, and it might make it to the third or fourth path corner--or it might not.
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Old 09-19-2002, 03:05 PM   #4
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Hmmm, scripting for cut scenes is a pain because sometimes things don't work and it just isn't obvious why....maybe you need to make the wait command longer than the previous move/pan commands, for example after:

camera ( MOVE, tag( "opening2", ORIGIN), 3000 );
camera ( PAN, tag( "opening2", ANGLES), < 0 0 0 >, 3000 );

Instead of wait (3000) try wait (4000). I seem to remember having a similar problem to the one you describe, I think the wait command needs to be a little more than previous task.


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Old 09-19-2002, 03:23 PM   #5
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the problem seems to be different than the timing. I've always set the wait wrong but it never gets to the first ref_tag after each ref_tag.


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Old 09-21-2002, 04:07 PM   #6
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strange; post your script


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