5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 10, 2011 8:28 AM by Rick Gerard

    Keyframing Camera Movement on Multiple Axis with Multiple Speeds Simultaneously

    prescovidprod Level 1

      A very common technique I continue to see is when a camera is rotating around some type or group of animated objects, in multiple axis, and slows down for a little bit, then speeds up to finish the movement.

       

      In fact, I think it is used in the Adobe Training Videos as part of the general intro.

       

      How is this done?

       

      Everytime I move a camera around something, on multiple axis, the keyframing results in some funky extra movement. I cant get the camera to slow down without it arching a little bit. It just will not move in one continuous motion. Fast > Slow > Fast.

       

      I am sure this is a simple technique, but I have tried everything that I know to get it to work and it will not. (Not like I know alot, I am an novice intermediate if that makes sense).

       

      is it simply keyframing the camera, or is it putting the movement in slow motion for a bit?

       

      I watched this video, but of course, it only deals with movement either only horizontal or only vertical...

       

      http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-after-effects-cs5/ae-cs55-orbit-camera-rigs/

       

      Here is an example of the effect I would like. Keep in mind i am only using this as an example of the camera movement and changes in speed:

       

      http://www.revostock.com/After-Effects-Project/221593/3D-Text-Animations.htm

       

      Can anyone help me out here?

       

      Thx in advance.