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  • UserData Slider to Switch Camera

    Posted by Deepak John on April 25, 2023 at 6:51 am

    Is it possible to create a UserData slider to switch between the active camera without traversing the Object manager hierarchy and clicking the icon for the active camera ?

    Boston Cainfra replied 10 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Deepak John

    April 27, 2023 at 6:18 am

    Got it working a bit with this Xpresso Setup. Now I can use a slider (Title: Choose Camera) to switch the camera.

    But would like to use an include/exclude List in user-data to switch the camera instead of using a LinkList Xpresso Node. Can anyone tell me how to choose a camera from an in-/exclusion datatype list using an index ?

  • Boston Cainfra

    May 2, 2023 at 10:37 am

    Hello Deepak john

    These is sensitive question which lots of animators has been seeking answer too

    Maybe these steps below will help you out

    1. Create an inclusion or exclusion list of your cameras in the Object Properties panel.

    2. Create a user data field of type “Real” or “Integer” to use as your index.

    3. Create an Xpresso tag on your object and link the user data index to a Range Mapper node to map the index value to the range of cameras in your list.

    4. Link the output of the Range Mapper node to the input of a Camera Switcher node.

    5. Use the Camera Switcher node to switch between the cameras based on the index value.

    However, you can try searching for “Cinema 4D camera switching with user data” or a similar query on YouTube to find relevant tutorials or videos.


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