Poser 8 Revealed: Establishing a Scene, Cameras & Backgrounds - Part 1
Set the Camera Shortcut Icons
1. Select the Posing camera from the drop-down list at the top of the Camera Controls.
The Posing Camera icon appears in the Camera Controls.
2. Hold down the Alt [Option] key and click on the Right Hand Cam shortcut icon.
The Posing Camera icon takes the place of the Right Hand icon.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the other camera shortcut icons using the Dolly and Auxiliary Cameras.
The Camera Shortcut icons now have new icons, as shown in Figure 6-11.
4. Select File, Save As and save the file as Camera shortcut icons.pz3.
Position the Main Camera
1. Open Poser with the default figure visible. The main camera is selected by default.
2. Click on the Trackball and drag it to the right to change the camera’s view.
3. Drag on the Move in XY hand icon to center the figure’s head in the view and then drag the Move in XZ icon to zoom in on the left side of the figure, as shown in Figure 6-12.
4. Select File, Save As and save the file as Zoomed main camera.pz3.
Use the Posing Camera
1. Open Poser with the default figure visible.
2. Select the Posing camera from the pop-up list at the top of the Camera Controls.
3. Click on the Trackball and drag it downward to change the camera’s view to be below the figure.
4. Drag the Move in XZ icon to zoom in on the figure, and then drag the Move in XY icon to center the figure, as shown in Figure 6-13.
5. Select File, Save As and save the file as Lower posing view.pz3.
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