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cpercer

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Re: FINE TUNE-Close-up Camera button {keyboard}
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2011, 04:33:37 pm »
September 14, 2011, 04:33:37 pm
@Morten,

I have speed up camera movement activated and do not have any problems with small movements.

Besides all the other advantages a scroll wheel offers (viewing web pages, zooming in Photoshop, etc.) it seems that it would be worth it to spend $30 - $50 on a mouse that ends your frustration.

I have a Logitech M704 that is bluetooth.  The receiver is very small, so I just leave it in the USB port, and the Logitech software allows you to configure the buttons for different programs.  You can also pair multiple bluetooth devices to the same receiver.  Fifty dollars over the life of the product is less expensive than the headache pills I would have to take while using my favorite program (Lumion :-D).

Re: FINE TUNE-Close-up Camera button {keyboard}
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2011, 05:00:56 pm »
September 14, 2011, 05:00:56 pm
Plus Logitech mice ship with a 3 year warranty, so you can't really go wrong :)
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Re: FINE TUNE-Close-up Camera button {keyboard}
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2011, 06:53:32 pm »
September 14, 2011, 06:53:32 pm
Thanks.
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Re: FINE TUNE-Close-up Camera button {keyboard}
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2011, 12:23:09 pm »
September 21, 2011, 12:23:09 pm
Update:

The shaking camera is caused by socalled floating point accuracy:
In real-time 3D graphics, the position of an object is specified by 8 digits for each axis, e.g.:
X = 180.90123
Y = 43.143467
Z = 1427.7927

The laptop in your scene was placed at xyz (350.xxxxx, 10.xxxxxx, 350.xxxxx).

The further away objects are from 0,0,0, the more jittery they and the camera become since there are fewer digits after the comma to ensure accuracy. This may not sound like much, but if you placed the laptop, say 4000m from the world origin, the camera shake would be even worse. Obviously you couldn't possibly know this since Lumion currently doesn't display the position of objects.

In the upcoming SP2 Build 8, however, Ferry has made it possible to see what the position of the currently selected object is, provided that Settings -> "Show Frames per Second" is switched on. If you move the laptop to a position close to 0,0,0, the camera (and the laptop) won't shake anymore.

This should make it possible to render close-ups /product visualisations without problems in the future.
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