## Cameras

### Cameras

Hey everybody.
I  use 3dsmax2 and was wondering if there was a tutorial or something out on
the web that could show me how to make a camera fly into an object, stop and
wait for the object to do something and then fly away. Can someone please
explain how this can be accomplished? I am a beginner. Thanks

### Cameras

Reading the manuals and doing some tutorials would give you tremendous hints
and tips for maybe 2hours of your time.

>Hey everybody.
>I  use 3dsmax2 and was wondering if there was a tutorial or something out
on
>the web that could show me how to make a camera fly into an object, stop
and
>wait for the object to do something and then fly away. Can someone please
>explain how this can be accomplished? I am a beginner. Thanks

### Cameras

>Hey everybody.
>I  use 3dsmax2 and was wondering if there was a tutorial or something out on
>the web that could show me how to make a camera fly into an object, stop and
>wait for the object to do something and then fly away. Can someone please
>explain how this can be accomplished? I am a beginner. Thanks

what do you mean.. do a zoom in...animate the object then zoom back

out?

Need a little help here. I'm trying to determine the Camera settings
for VRML output. What I have is a 3D rotation matrix in a right hand
coordinate system (it's a composite matrix and I don't not have the
individual x,y,z rotations). I need the following parameters:

1. position of the camera
2. orientation of the camera

Camera {
position        x, y, z
orientation x, y, z, rot

where rot is a rotation about the orientation <x,y,z> axis in radians

I can compute the position by applying the inverse of the 3D rotation
matrix to <0,0,1> (for a right hand coordinate system). This will
place my camera correctly. My look-at point is the origin for this
simplified case. So the camera direction is easy to compute.

Now, how do I compute the camera orientation "<x,y,z> rotation"?

Thank you,

Todd Smith