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XyZspineZyX
09-04-2003, 05:59 AM
#1. Is there no way to actually free fly the camera while playing back a track? I want to get close to the ground behind a tank or truck in a convoy as my plane comes in with a strafe and rocket barrage.

#2. Is there no rewind to go back and fourth in a track?

Charles.

XyZspineZyX
09-04-2003, 05:59 AM
#1. Is there no way to actually free fly the camera while playing back a track? I want to get close to the ground behind a tank or truck in a convoy as my plane comes in with a strafe and rocket barrage.

#2. Is there no rewind to go back and fourth in a track?

Charles.

XyZspineZyX
09-04-2003, 07:00 AM
I think you need to stick in stationary cameras or something, am I right?

XyZspineZyX
09-04-2003, 07:09 AM
yeah you absolutely right Sturmvogel66, it takes a little bit to orientate yourself with the camera angles but you'll get it. all yo have to do is zoom in and zoom out and use enemy veiws



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XyZspineZyX
09-04-2003, 07:09 AM
There is no 'free flowing' camara as in Jane's F-15 or Longbow 2, you have setup stationary camaras and stage your shot just like Stumvogel166 mentioned.
There is no forward/backwards either within IL2, you need to export your track and use another software to do so.


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XyZspineZyX
09-04-2003, 07:12 AM
- #1. Is there no way to actually free fly the camera
- while playing back a track? I want to get close to
- the ground behind a tank or truck in a convoy as my
- plane comes in with a strafe and rocket barrage.

Nope, you can set up a static camera(put it anywhere you want in the full mission builder) and move it around. Never move the camera while filming though, set it before or after the shot never durring. Moving views by hand looks horrible and kills immersion/the sense of a movie.
Though the ability to free fly a camera would help a ton

- #2. Is there no rewind to go back and fourth in a
- track?

i wish http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif you can only go forward by speeding the timescale up.

if you want a moving camera, plan the scene ahead and use another aircraft as the camera. My next vid which will be out very shortly uses some nice camera tricks. When its out id be happy to explain how i pull certain shots off.

XyZspineZyX
09-04-2003, 10:36 PM
Ahhh. I see. So when you just pulled off the stunt of the century or flattened an entire road full of hostiles, you get to watch from a few external views if you save your track but no cool "view from a 100 yards from the road at ground level and watch the carnage in the playback" kind of thing.

That SUX! Did they improve the playback ability in FB? That alone would make the $50 worth it!

Charles.

XyZspineZyX
09-05-2003, 12:15 AM
You can always set up the 'scene' to handle this kind of thing. If I remember correctly we placed multiple cameras near the train and convoy that was blown up by P-47's in our movie Red Tailed Angels.

We used the static camera and then 'floated' it away from the initial point to get multiple views. This can be done very effectively.

If you are just talking in general and not from a 'scene' yep you are stuck to some degree. However, you can always 'float' the camera using a plane or other stationary object.

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