[Plugin] Quick Camera Rotate 90º (Roll)

[Plugin] Quick Camera Rotate 90º (Roll)

Postby Jim » Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:21 pm

Jim wrote:Is there already a plug-in to rotate the camera? I just want a couple quick buttons to rotate the view around 90 degrees. If not, I'll make it up real quick. If anyone else is interested and wants to make icons, that would be great.


Here it is. Makes an entry in the Camera menu. Just does one thing - rolls the camera 90 degrees around the current view direction.
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Re: Camera Rotator?

Postby thomthom » Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:48 pm

In what direction in space?

I just wrote a little snippet to roll the camera by a given degree, so it's not following the horizon. Maybe that's different from what you refer to?
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Re: [Plugin] Quick Camera Rotator

Postby Jim » Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:50 pm

About the same - just wanted to be able to export standard views only rotated. Yes, roll is the correct term.
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Re: [Plugin] Quick 90 Camera Roll

Postby mitcorb » Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:47 pm

Jim this sounds interesting.
Could you illustrate, or elaborate?
I think you mean the effect you get when orbiting and pressing the control button, and you have set it at specific angles, is that correct?
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Re: [Plugin] Quick 90 Camera Roll

Postby Jim » Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:04 am

It just rolls the camera around the line-of-site by 90 degrees each time the button is pressed. Image 1 is a normal Front view. Image 2 is still a Front view, but with the Camera rotated about it's direction vector (and zoomed in.)
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Re: [Plugin] Quick 90 Camera Roll

Postby mitcorb » Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:17 am

Well, now, this is excellent!
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Re: [Plugin] Quick 90 Camera Roll

Postby JClements » Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:49 am

What a great, basic tool.

Thanks, Jim.

It would be kind of cool if you could have a similar script hook into the Protractor Tool to make it interactive.
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Re: [Plugin] Quick 90 Camera Roll

Postby thomthom » Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:26 am

JClements wrote:What a great, basic tool.

Thanks, Jim.

It would be kind of cool if you could hook it into the Protractor Tool to make it interactive.

Yea - that's exactly what I had in mind. A click drag to define an angle displayed on sceeen as the protractor tool, and where you can use the VCB to input a specific angle.
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Re: [Plugin] Quick 90 Camera Roll

Postby mitcorb » Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:46 pm

ThomThom:
I can see that your concept would have relevance for tight box selections in a busy model. I was trying to do this yesterday while selecting a series of end connected edges between other parallel edges in a mesh for scaling that one series. Being able to roll the camera will enable me to make a tall thin selection box with the select tool to isolate.

What would be nice is a selection tool that can use circular or polygonal selection areas, but I guess that would be for another thread, and I suppose this is not addressable in ruby.
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Re: [Plugin] Quick 90 Camera Roll

Postby danbig » Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:35 pm

thomthom wrote:
JClements wrote:What a great, basic tool.

Thanks, Jim.

It would be kind of cool if you could hook it into the Protractor Tool to make it interactive.

Yea - that's exactly what I had in mind. A click drag to define an angle displayed on sceeen as the protractor tool, and where you can use the VCB to input a specific angle.


... I'll add a third vote for this feature.
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Re: [Plugin] Quick Camera Rotate 90º (Roll)

Postby supersketcher » Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:24 pm

Thanks Jim.

I like it: simple but effective!

It indeed deserves a dedicated icon.
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Re: [Plugin] Quick Camera Rotate 90º (Roll)

Postby JGA » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:06 am

Thanks for this plugin, very useful!
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Re: [Plugin] Quick Camera Rotate 90º (Roll)

Postby langloisl » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:46 pm

Hello,

your plug-in to roll the camera is great :thumb: , but it does not meet my need :( . What I look for, is being able to rotate my camera precisely 90 degrees in the direction I want, either left, right, up, down.

This is in order to be able to create a cube to six or rendered with Kerkythea or Twilight Render and then assemble them with GoCubic.

Plug-In "cubicpanoout.rb" does not create six scenes, he does that exporting 6 cubic views. If you have the solution to my problem, it would be much appreciated!

Greetings ! :D

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Re: [Plugin] Quick Camera Rotate 90º (Roll)

Postby dylanwoods » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:31 pm

very very helpful. thanks
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Re: [Plugin] Quick Camera Rotate 90º (Roll)

Postby PaulfromtheNorth » Sun May 12, 2013 1:38 pm

EXACTLY what i was looking for!
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Re: [Plugin] Quick Camera Rotate 90º (Roll)

Postby SamUK » Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:25 am

Hi Jim

I realise this is an old thread but here's hoping...

Could you tell me if this plugin would work with 2013, it sounds really useful and I would love to be able to use it however, I have put it in the plugin folder to no avail....

It would be good to know if it would be compatible or not, so I can try harder or give up....

Thanks

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Re: [Plugin] Quick Camera Rotate 90º (Roll)

Postby Dave R » Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:09 pm

It works fine in SU2013. Perhaps you could describe what you are seeing or not seeing?
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Re: [Plugin] Quick Camera Rotate 90º (Roll) - 45° Option?

Postby db11 » Tue May 19, 2015 1:59 pm

I use this great little plug-in a lot, especially to orient from the standard Top view for plans.Now I have a house whose grid is at 45° and I'd like to be able to use this to align the view (as a Parallel Projection).

Is there a simple mod to make this work for 45°? I took a quick look at the script, and it wasn't obvious to me, which variable/value to change.Maybe someone who actually knows what they're doing could help me out?

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Re: [Plugin] Quick Camera Rotate 90º (Roll)

Postby TIG » Tue May 19, 2015 2:04 pm

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Re: [Plugin] Quick Camera Rotate 90º (Roll)

Postby db11 » Tue May 19, 2015 4:54 pm

Perfect! Exactly what I was looking for... I guess I just didn't scroll far enough down the page when I searched 'rotate camera' in the plugins forum.

Thanks TIG
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