How to Use Target Cameras in Cinema 4D

Target Camera

Animating a scene is one thing, being able to "film" it is another! One useful trick to have up your sleeve is to have cameras "track" particular objects.

Using a Target Camera can make life much easier when controlling cameras in your scene. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to produce a Target Camera, how they work with Null Objects, and how to use the Target Expression tag to change the camera's target.

How to Use Target Cameras in Cinema 4D

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Target Cameras in Cinema 4D.

First, you'll learn how to create a Target Camera that tracks an animated Null Object.

Next, you'll learn how to get the camera to track any object directly, using the Target Expression tag.

Finally, you'll learn how to have the camera track one object for a while, then switch to tracking another object. You’ll find out how to choose whether the transition between following these two objects is sharp or smooth.

Cinema 4D is 3D animation software that is used for all kinds of artwork. It is regarded as one of the easiest to use professional 3D applications that can handle any 3D task.

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