Camera rotates around object

Hi everybody.

I want a camera to rotate around a car. It starts from pointing at the front lights, then rotates around the left side and ends up pointing at the rear lights. I remember seeing a video a while ago on HF's YT channel that dealt with that, but I've been going through their playlists lately and can't find it. Anybody remember that video?

Thanks in advance.


  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 18,280 Ambassador

    It's this one. 

    The relevant bit for you. Put a 3d point in the center of the car. Parent the camera to the point. Rotate the point and the camera arcs around the car. 

  • CervierCervier Website User Posts: 156 Just Starting Out

    Arf! I had another video in mind and couldn't find it either, even though I spent half an hour (probably more) browsing through the tutorials. This morning, I found it, but @Triem23 already posted about a more relevant one.

    Well, I spent too much time looking for that one not to post it! So here goes:

    BTW, it's really YouTube that found it for me. I still can't see it anywhere in the "tutorials" page!? Is my eyesight as bad as I fear, or is it something else?

  • IregroundIreground Website User Posts: 75

    Bingo! The one I saw was the one posted by Cervier. Haven't seen the one posted by Triem. I'll check that out.
    Thanks guys.

  • PalaconoPalacono Website User, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 3,442 Enthusiast

    @Cervier No, it's not just your eyes.

    Not all the videos available on Hitfilm YouTube channel (or Simon and Axel's personal bonus ones) are linked in the Tutorials page.

    Take gun, aim at foot: fire.   

    If in doubt: repeat with other foot.

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