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Mike Wright

Exporting Focus Points to C4D

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I wondered if I am doing something wrong?

 

When I go to C4D with a project, all my lights have the correct position and beams but they are not linked to a target.  Focus points do import but simply as 3D geometry and without their names.  It would be EXTREMELY useful if lights imported with a 'pre-installed' target tag with a null of the focus point, named the same.  This may be available already and I'm missing it.

 

Currently I have to rename all the Focus Point Nulls then adjust the axis to the object centre, add a target tag to the lights and then associate each focus point with the tag.  This is quite time consuming.

 

I'm not really bothered about the geometry of the lighting fixtures moving, just the ability to create dynamic lighting effects with the lights themselves.

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I think it is the same for Camera targets.

While I think it is ok there as target cameras aren't very comfortable in C4D,

other than absolutely needed in VW.

 

As VW uses light targets I think it would be good to export these.

 

There are still a lot of things not exporting 1:1 although supported on both sides.

I think of camera sensor sizes vs focal length and such things ...

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Personally I don't bother taking cameras from VW in to C4D, I like to set them within C4D itself.  This is only really a factor of my workflow, if I'm going to C4D it's generally for a single camera animation anyway.

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Same here.

But sometimes I use VW Cameras to make a copy outside of the VW Exchange folder.

Just as presets. In this case I would not want them imported as C4D target cameras.

 

But since I tend to link cameras to VPs, they aren't available for C4D anyway ....

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