Cinema 4D Tutorial – Orbit Camera Preset

Orbit Cam Luxx

In July we will be launching a new site for helloluxx and throughout June we are offering various goodies for you to download.  This Orbit Camera Rig is something I use regularly when a specific shot calls for this type of motion.

Orbit Cam Controls

Orbit Cam Controls

The camera rig is a really handy little setup with which you can quickly and easily create some nice orbiting moves around your objects using very few animation tracks.  The hierarchy of nulls allows you to control the heading, pitch and bank around the pivot point and also from the camera axis, independent of each other.  There is also control for the z-depth position of the camera so you can easily push in and pull out as you rotate around.

Orbit Cam Xpresso

Orbit Cam Xpresso

It is a really simple Xpresso setup as you can see, basically linking the user data to the appropriate object and parameter.  There are limits set on the sliders, but you can input higher values manually and if you need to rotate more than this, you can open the User Data Manager and adjust the limits to the sliders in there.

Orbit Cam User Data

Orbit Cam User Data

I created a short movie which demonstrates a couple of quick camera moves you can do with this rig, but of course it’s up to you how you abuse the setup.

Download the rig from here!


Cinema 4D Tutorial – Orbit Camera Preset

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24 Comments

  1. SockGardener
    SockGardener On June 7, 2013 at 7:46 pm Reply

    Thanks Tim – very handy timesaver!

  2. flugfeld53
    flugfeld53 On June 7, 2013 at 11:53 pm Reply

    Thanks!

  3. rich nosworthy
    rich nosworthy On June 8, 2013 at 8:04 am Reply

    Nice Tim, thanks for this. Looking forward to seeing the new site : )

  4. Tom Daigon
    Tom Daigon On June 9, 2013 at 9:59 am Reply

    Thank you very much, Tim.

  5. maxwell
    maxwell On June 9, 2013 at 3:42 pm Reply

    thnx

  6. ITV Teacher
    ITV Teacher On June 16, 2013 at 7:29 am Reply

    Thanks Tim. Looking forward to the redesign.

  7. gray
    gray On June 22, 2013 at 2:27 am Reply

    love it, thanks Tim!!

  8. Gerhard Messer
    Gerhard Messer On June 22, 2013 at 7:22 am Reply

    Thanks Tim, can’t wait to try it out…
    Cheers

  9. jack leisen
    jack leisen On June 22, 2013 at 11:02 am Reply

    Thank you Tim,.Respect ,.!!

  10. VrayEngineStudio
    VrayEngineStudio On June 22, 2013 at 7:35 pm Reply

    How do I use this tool for Vray Camera?

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  12. marczn
    marczn On January 18, 2014 at 4:48 am Reply

    you guys rock!

  13. PS
    PS On January 25, 2014 at 10:46 am Reply

    Hi Tim, this is great but when I open it it gives me this error: several plugins used in this project are missing saving may cause loss of plugin data! plugin ‘To Do’ (ID 465001537)

    Im on a mac OSX 10.8 64 bit, Cinema Studio r13

    any help would be appreciated !

    thanks and keep up the great work

    • admin
      admin On January 27, 2014 at 5:46 pm Reply

      @PS you don’t need the To Do tag to use the camera rig so you can delete this from the scene and resave. It will be a tag with a ?

      • PS
        PS On January 28, 2014 at 8:43 am Reply

        Yes, that is correct it’s a single “?” tag, I’ll erase and save it then, thanks a million, I think your plugin is awesome I was afraid i’d lose some functionality

        thanks again

  14. DHulshof
    DHulshof On February 8, 2014 at 12:01 am Reply

    I just started with C4D, can anyone help me to install this? I can’t get it to work ( where to place it)

    • admin
      admin On February 8, 2014 at 3:28 pm Reply

      You don’t need to install it, simply open the file and use the camera. Copy and paste or merge into any scene, or another option is to open the camera file the choose Save Object Preset from the object manager file menu. Then you can retrieve it at any time by choosing Load Object Preset.

      • DHulshof
        DHulshof On February 11, 2014 at 7:59 pm Reply

        Okay, thanks a lot :)

  15. DHulshof
    DHulshof On February 8, 2014 at 12:02 am Reply

    I just started with C4D, can anyone help me to install this? I can’t get it to work.

  16. chris
    chris On September 3, 2014 at 4:36 am Reply

    Thanks for this, exactly what I needed!

  17. polyx
    polyx On October 17, 2014 at 10:26 am Reply

    Thanks, I have a hardly related question:
    Is there a way to change camera view to a perspective view ? Basically when turning white box off next to camera, I want the view remain the same instead of jumping back to old perspective) Many thanks! I’ll buy “learn c4d in one day” training if find an answer here )

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