Add-on: Create turnaround rotation of the camera around object


(Antonioya) #1

I created a simple Add-on to create a rotation of the camera around an object. I was thinking to add as an option in Archimesh, but decided to make as separate option.

The use is very simple and fast, and allows you to create various effects.

I know this can be done manually with Blender, but it’s easier to click a button :slight_smile:

The use is: Select object->Press button->That’s it

You can download in: https://github.com/Antonioya/blender/tree/master/turnaround_camera

You can see a video with more info in: http://youtu.be/sgjx0ycmTAo


(Fatesailor) #2

Another nice add-on… all your add-ons are very useful and very user friendly… thanks a lot… : - )


(Antonioya) #3

I have received the suggestion to add a lens effect called “Dolly zoom”, so I have added.

This effect change the lens focal length dinamically.

Download version 0.2


(chloesdad) #4

Thank you for this, it’s a time-saver.


(MacroManJr) #5

Time-saving and handy! Thank you very much!


(elaser) #6

It would been useful if the plugin would set the “track To” constraint to the new empty with To: -Z Up: Y.

EDIT: created a pull request


(PhoenixSmith) #7

Very nice! I think this is a great idea. Even though it is a simple enough task this speeds up work. :wink:


(Antonioya) #8

I have added your code and added a parameter too.


(raziel_henzo) #9

Thank you very much


(Stef_Stef_7) #10

Thank you, that’s useful.


(Renderman88) #11

Thanks a lot! This is a pretty useful add-on.


(3dcal) #12

Hi Antonioya,

thanks for that cool addon! It works great. :smiley:

Any chance of making it able to control any object besides the camera?

I’ve been looking for an addon like Carrara’s Spin Modifier which is very easy
to use.


(Antonioya) #13

Could you give more detail of this addon (Carrara’s spin)?


(3dcal) #14

Hi Antonioya,

here is the Spin Modifier in Carrara…it doesn’t depend on
fps or degrees of rotation.


It can be controlled with keyframes, and the curve can be modified
with ease in/out, bezier, etc.

Thanks for considering it…would be great to have similar control in Blender. :smiley:


(Falkbeard) #15

Great addon dude, Very handy and time saving.


(Falkbeard) #16

Can anyone else confirm that it doesn’t show up on the UI in 2.71?


(Antonioya) #17

Yes, it works. Be sure to select the “Grease pencil” tab.


(trepaning) #18

Good addon, fyi, in 2.71 it shows up in every tab, not just Grease Pencil


(Buch) #19

Hi Antonioya!

Thanks for your work, the addon it’s a time saver especially for modelling students whom don’t have time to learn any animation topic.

For this purpose I have a (hopefully) tiny suggestion: the keyframes added by the addon have a Bezier interpolation. It would be great if you can select a Linear interpolation too. It’s mandatory for making turn around looped videos.

Thanks y gracias!

(Antonio) Buch


(serviteur) #20

@ Antonioya,

Thanks for the Another nice add-on…

How to add keyframe (Z-rotation) so that the loop is seamless like this video: