Author Topic: How do I change my movie shots so I don't run into trees?  (Read 1424 times)

billy007nh

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How do I change my movie shots so I don't run into trees?
« on: January 27, 2012, 11:16:57 pm »
January 27, 2012, 11:16:57 pm
I have this 4min. movie that I did and now we are cleaning it up to post so the school can market there new school and my flyby hit a few trees but didn't have time to change but now I need to adjust where I am in the flyby shots so I don't run into a few of my trees?

P.S. the owners were so impressed with your software and well me, that we ordered another seat of Lumion Ultimate for the other office!

Thanks
Billy

Re: How do I change my movie shots so I don't run into trees?
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2012, 11:54:20 pm »
January 27, 2012, 11:54:20 pm
I don't think theres a visual problem in some cases going through trees, through the branches would seem natural and sometimes adds quite visual real value, but of course through tree trunks thats not always accepted by everyone.

You could:
1. delete the tree/s that are in issue
2. move the trees slightly out of the way
3. rescale the trees so not in the way that much,especially if you are flyby at height
3. change your snapshots, but that is going to affect how your camera and views are working, but could be done.  Question is do you want your view to show walking around trees? Either or both:
   - just edit the clip and snapshots and change where the camera is for one or more snapshots making sure that you click the Take Photo button(recycle arrows) to update the camera shot
   - insert new snapshots and remove problem ones by edit the clip then go to the snapshot prior to where theres a problem, Ctrl + C to copy that snapshot, position the camera as needed and click Take Photo to update the shot, then remove the next shot if thats causing a tree problem.

billy007nh

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Re: How do I change my movie shots so I don't run into trees?
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2012, 11:56:45 pm »
January 27, 2012, 11:56:45 pm
I will try these.  Yes the branches are pretty cool to brush up in but I hit 3 trees in a row so I just want to adjust my camera shots I think but I will try.

Thanks!

cpercer

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Re: How do I change my movie shots so I don't run into trees?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2012, 05:03:19 pm »
January 29, 2012, 05:03:19 pm
I have had success in rotating the tree so the branch moves out of the way.  This is good when the tree position and scale are correct.

Re: How do I change my movie shots so I don't run into trees?
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2012, 02:03:37 pm »
January 31, 2012, 02:03:37 pm
The camera system is created to create smooth and nice looking camera paths. The best way to avoid hitting trees is by looking while creating the path or moving trees out of the way when you are finished creating your path.

Re: How do I change my movie shots so I don't run into trees?
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2012, 02:50:43 pm »
January 31, 2012, 02:50:43 pm
now I need to adjust where I am in the flyby shots so I don't run into a few of my trees?
Hi Billy, here's how to add an extra camera keyframe in the middle of your clip, so that you can avoid hitting the trees.

Excerpt from the Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts thread:
http://lumion3d.com/forum/index.php?topic=2759.0

Duplicate camera keyframes: To duplicate a camera keyframe, first edit a clip by double-clicking on it. Then select one of the camera keyframe thumbnail images and press (CTRL) + (C) to duplicate it.

billy007nh

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Re: How do I change my movie shots so I don't run into trees?
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2012, 03:43:23 pm »
January 31, 2012, 03:43:23 pm
Hi Billy, here's how to add an extra camera keyframe in the middle of your clip, so that you can avoid hitting the trees.

Excerpt from the Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts thread:
http://lumion3d.com/forum/index.php?topic=2759.0

Duplicate camera keyframes: To duplicate a camera keyframe, first edit a clip by double-clicking on it. Then select one of the camera keyframe thumbnail images and press (CTRL) + (C) to duplicate it.

Sweet thanks!  The owners like the brushing of the tree limbs but this is great to know!  Print this off and put in my Lumion folder for next project in a week will be starting that one.