3DE4 R4b5 - Locking Rot/Pos Camera Channels Separately3DEqualizer4 Release 4
Latest Update: 06/29/15
Dear Friends of 3DE!
The development of Release 4 is finally coming to an end - today we uploaded 3DE4 r4b5! This will be the last (significant) update containing new features, from now on until final release there will be (only) bugfixes...
Some of the new features found in r4b5 are:
separate lock (camera) channel flags for tx/ty/tz & rx/ry/rz We removed 3DE's (traditional) "lock channels" positional constraints (with/without transformations) and replaced it by six new toggles which can freely be combined. The now missing "allow transformations" mode (for bringing imported camera moves into survey space) can be "simulated" through adjustment script "Adjust Camera Path".
new python script "transform camera/object move to poses" A new, very powerful script has been added to F5. It allows to transform an (eventually survey free) camera or object point group solve to previously defined lineup poses. This script can be used to align a camera move to imported survey models, even if these models don't provide good 2D features to extract survey from. Multiple poses can be defined for fixing the scale problem or nailing a particular solve down until it matches properly. In addition, this script can be used to stitch 2 or more camera solves together (frame range calculation)... a comprehensive tutorial will follow! Thanks to Michael Karp and Wolfgang Niedermeier for the inspiration...
new adjustment scripts We added a number of new adjustment scripts for optimizing zoom curves, focus curves, near nodal camera paths and 2DLUT samples.
In addition, we added a number of new python commands (for accessing camera/pgroup attributes such as (new) contraints), fixed/improved the GUI a bit here & there and got rid of some annoying bugs & crashes.
Please see changelog below for more details!
added new camera constraints for locking positional & rotational channels separately (tx/ty/tz, rx/ry/rz)
improved stability of flcd4 on all platforms and fixed annoying system ID bug under Windows (v1.0b9)
added new adjustment script for optimizing zoom curve's scale and/or offset
added new adjustment script for optimizing focus curve's scale and/or offset
added new adjustment script for optimizing camera path of near nodal camera (panning) moves
added new script for transforming a solve to previously defined lineup poses (cameraand object point groups)
added button "adjust samples" to 2DLUT editor script for optimizing distortion value of selected sample points
fixed a bug in script "adjust camera path" (v1.1)
added new script for converting focal length animation to/from Squeeze X/Y (anamorphic distort. model, thx to Patcha & Michael)
added new script for translating the pivot of 3D models (thx to Patcha & Michael)
added new script for nudging cameras, object pgroups & 3D models in 3D space (thx to Patcha & Michael)
added new script for nudging selected curve CVs (curve editor, thx to Patcha & Michael)
updated script "3d cones" (thx to Patcha & Michael)
updated script "store lens parameters" (thx to Dan)
added new script for export lens distortion animation data to after effects' "grid mesh" node
added new script "patch CV" for "intelligent curve blending" (curve editor, see also script "edit 2d tracks")
added new script "euler flipping filter" (curve editor)
added textfield "startframe" to script "export rolling shutter to nuke" (v1.4)
made script "export fast buffer compression file" compatible to Windows (v1.3, thx to Helder & Sebastian)
added script "recalculate deviation" for quickly updating the deviation curves of selected points
added script "import OBJ sequence" for importing animated 3d models
fixed a bug in script "export lens distortion to AE" (v1.9)
improved script "import kuper" now reading in zoom animation data (v1.6)
fixed a few minor bug in export script "3DS Max" (v1.4)
added "apply" button to script "filter curves" (curve editor)