FREE Simple Camera Rig Script

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FREE Simple Camera Rig Script

Postby plae57 on 03/15/2015, 7:07 pm

I got tired of manually creating a camera rig every time I wanted to use on so I wrote this simple script. The script:

1. Creates a new single node Camera
2. Creates a controlling null
3. Adds 3 sliders called X Position, Y Position, and Z Position
4. Adds 3 Angle Controls called X Rotation, Y Rotation, and Z Rotation
5: Creates all of the needed expressions to link the camera to the Camera Control

To use it, Copy the script file into your user scripts directory (if you want to find it in your presets) or anywhere if you want to run it with File->Scripts->Run Script. Make the active object the composition (click on the composition tab and make sure nothing is selected). Then run the script.

It probably goes without saying, but you need to key frame the camera controls to make this useful.

The script basically creates the rig in Andrew Davis' Camera control tutorials on creative cow.

That's it.
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Re: FREE Simple Camera Rig Script

Postby jules on 04/22/2015, 8:18 am

Nice, thanks a lot! I've been meaning to set up something like this for a loooong time but never got around to it. :) Thanks for sharing it here, it's appreciated!
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Re: FREE Simple Camera Rig Script

Postby TBA3D on 04/29/2015, 7:50 am

I try to use the CameraRig Script in AE 2014.2 on mac OS X 10.10.3 and get a error message like this:

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Hope you can fix it :)

Thanks!
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Re: FREE Simple Camera Rig Script

Postby plae57 on 04/29/2015, 6:29 pm

I can duplicate the error when I don't have an empty comp selected. Make sure you create a new composition and click on the composition tab so it is highlighted, then run the script.
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Re: FREE Simple Camera Rig Script

Postby TBA3D on 04/30/2015, 4:55 pm

Solved it !!!

After I switched back from german to english version language --> the script works fine.

Thanks for it :)
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