Pro Tip: multiple camera switching

Ever wondered how to switch from one camera to an other?, I know I know this is not something often done in hardcore production setups since you want to have each scene in a separate file in order to distribute work across people and many other reasons, but then again if you’re making an animatic, or working on a solo where you have different shots in the same scenario It’s more than useful to be able to just put a few cameras and have them switch between one an other.

So, simple setup,

Step one, have the cameras you want to switch between, in my case i’ve set up 3 cameras and characters about to engage with each other.

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Step two:

Hover your mouse over your timeline and create markers with M, that will create a marker where the playhead is standing named F_ and the number of the frame it’s standing at, if you want to rename it hit Ctrl+M.

I named them just as the cameras to know exactly at what point I would switch to each camera.

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Step three:

now just select one camera , and select the marker named after it (or not if you wanna be messy it’s not my problem) and while having the mouse over the timeline area hit Ctrl+B or go to View (from the timeline header) and look for Bind Camera to Marker.

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Then when you’re done,  you can just hit play and see it in action!

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If you want to unbind a camera, really you cant, but you can just dlete the marker and create it again.

Done!, happy cutting cameras together!

 

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