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Setting Up Cameras
The main camera functions are available via the Camera panel: you can switch between cameras, add new cameras to the current world, open the Camera Settings window or lock the current camera.
By default, there are 2 cameras in the world:
- Game Camera that is created from the world script. This camera will always follow your player. The Game Camera can be removed via the script.
- Editor Camera that is created from the editor script. This is the current camera of the editor.
Editor Camera always exists in the world.
You can also add new cameras. Such cameras can be used as watchpoints in the world: you can position the cameras in different points of the world and then switch between them via the Camera panel when it is necessary.
Adding a New Camera
To add a new camera to the current world:
- Change the position and orientation of the current camera by using the navigation controls.
Position, orientation and settings of the current camera will be copied for the new camera.
- On the Camera panel, click .
The new camera will be added to the list of the available cameras with the PlayerDummy_0 name.
A new available cameraAt the same time, the camera will be added to the world as a PlayerDummy node.A new PlayerDummy node
- Change the default camera settings to the required ones.
Positioning the Camera
When the camera is locked (), you can freely move it in the current world without recording changes in its position or orientation.
If you unlock () the camera, it will return to its initial position and further movement of the camera will be recorded.
To set and save a new position and orientation for the camera by using the navigation controls:
- Click to unlock the camera.
If you don't unlock the camera, the new position and orientation will not be recorded.
- Place the camera to the required position and/or change its orientation by using the controls.
- Click to lock the camera. The position and orientation of the camera will be saved.
Also you can position the camera directly via the Nodes panel. In this case, there is no need to unlock it: the new position will be saved anyway.
Setting Up the Camera
As settings of a new camera are simply copied from the current camera, you may need to change them via the Camera Settings.
To open the Camera Settings window, choose the required camera and click on the Camera panel.
The list of camera settings depends on the camera mode. The first image shows the settings of the camera in the perspective mode. The second one shows the settings in the orthographic mode.
Orthographic Camera Settings
|Name||Name of the current camera. If you change the camera name, the name of the node (PlayerDummy) will be also changed.|
Toggles between the perspective and orthographic camera modes.
|Height||Height of the viewing volume which is represented in the form of a rectangular parallelepiped.
The width of the viewing volume will be equal to its height.
The option is available only in the orthographic camera mode (the Ortho option is checked).
|Field of View (available only for the perspective mode)|
|Degrees||Camera horizontal field of view in degrees. This is the area that can be seen in the viewport (how many degrees the camera covers).|
|Lens (mm)||Camera lens focal length.|
Distance to the camera near clipping plane:
Distance to the camera far clipping plane. It directly affects the light scattering results and the sky color.
|Viewport||A viewport bit mask for the camera that enables to selectively display objects, decals and lights in the camera viewport. If at least one bit matches, the object, decal or light will be rendered. The mask can be edited.|
|Reflection||A reflection bit mask for the camera that enables to selectively display reflections from objects. The mask can be edited.|
|Reverberation||A reverb mask for the camera determines what reverberation zones can be heard. At least one bit of this mask should match the reverb mask of the sound source and the reverb mask of the reverberation zone. The mask can be edited.|
|Sound||A sound mask for the camera that what sound channels can be heard. If at least one bit matches the sound source mask, the sound can be heard. Each bit of the source mask specifies a sound channel. The mask can be edited.|
Rendering the Camera Viewport in a Separate Window
The viewport of each camera can be rendered into the Viewport window. To open the Viewport window, choose Windows -> Viewport 1/2/3/4.
The total number of the available Viewport windows is 4. Each window is resizable.
The window includes the Camera panel that provides the same functionality as the panel on the UnigineEditor Menu bar and the Resolution panel that enables to set a viewport resolution and take a screenshot.
The resolution panel provides access to the following functions:
|Viewport window resolution. Available values:
|Take a screenshot of the viewport.|