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11/11/2016 19:04:08

theotherguy
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Hi y'all, I've been trying to figure out how to have my character, who's sitting at a desk, pivot to face someone who enters the room. If I try doing it in 'character movement' they always stand up briefly. I know you can group objects, i.e. the character and chair, and turn them as a unit, but I can't record it.

I guess I could render off the first part, then pivot the character and chair, then start again from that point. Is there an easier way to do this?
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11/11/2016 19:25:55

ziggy72Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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Put the character in his own layer and rotate the camera around him, is what I'd do. Rotation is easy in Directed mode because you can move the big pink pivot thing to the centre of the character's head and then use the arrow keys to rotate around that point.
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13/11/2016 13:53:56

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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wow, what a simple and perfect solution to the problem! Good one, Ziggy!
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13/11/2016 18:48:02

theotherguy
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Thanks Ziggy, that would work for one camera angle, however I have 4 cameras in this scene. 1. From character POV working at a desk, co-worker enters. 2 Co-worker POV sees desk worker turn to him. 3 Med camera sees them talking in close proximity. 4. Other med camera sees item sitting on other desk.

Anyway, I tried having the desk worker stand, pivot, and sit down and it doesn't look too bad after all, I'll probably go with that.
thanks
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13/11/2016 19:02:46

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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it may be worth worth noting that even though you're filming with 4 cameras., your final cut will only show one of the camera views at a time... so you only need it to work from one position.
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