animating POV walk & run

Trying to figure out how to rig/animate the camera to give the viewer the POV perspective of the scene as you walk through it. Similar to FPS games. I’m not finding anything in the Blender books I have in regards to this, and I haven’t come across anything in the forum yet, though I’m still searching. Any suggestions?


I would set up 2 things: a path for the camera to follow and an empty to track the camera to. Then animate the camera along the path and use the empty to animate where the camera is looking.

Or you can use the game logic to set up controls for the camera so you can control it with your keyboard buttons like in a real game.

I didn’t think about an empty. The game logic sounds interesting, but I’ve never messed w/it. At least not yet. Thanks.