Following are the contents required for each camera definition in the cameras.csv file: id A unique numerical identifier for your camera. name A descriptive name for your camera (this will appear within the Advance Camera Tools submenus in SketchUp). description An additional description for your camera.
When you add an ACT camera to your SketchUp model, SketchUp inserts a camera model with built in frustrums, safe zones, and aspect ratio masking bars. In the following sections, you find out to show or hide each element of the camera geometry.
Wherever you create an ACT camera, SketchUp creates a small camera model. To reposition this physical ACT camera model, use SketchUp's Move and Rotate tools. Tip: Physically repositioning the camera model is different than aiming the camera (with the pan, tilt, truck, or dolly movements, for example). To move an ACT camera model, follow these steps:
In camera view mode, you can move and aim SketchUp's virtual cameras much like you'd move an actual movie camera. The following figure shows off all the SketchUp ACT camera moves: dolly (1), pedistal (2), truck (3), pan (4), tilt (5), roll (6), and changing focal length.
In camera view mode, you can look through an ACT camera in a few different ways. Here's how to peer into your camera with the ACT toolbar: Click Look through a camera (). The Select Camera dialog box appears. Select a camera from the Camera drop-down menu. Click OK to look through the camera. Click one of the ACT tabs, and you see through the tab's corresponding camera.
To edit the properties of an ACT camera while in camera view mode, follow these steps: Context-click and select Edit Camera. The Camera Properties dialog box appears. Modify properties as needed. See the upcoming list for details about your options. Click OK. You can also edit an ACT camera's properties outside of camera view mode. Here's how it's done:
To permanently remove an ACT camera, follow these steps: Ensure you are not in camera view mode. Zoom out so you can see the camera you want to delete. Delete the camera model. The corresponding scene and scene tab are also removed.
To create a camera using ACT:
The Advanced Camera Tools (ACT) are designed for people in the film and television industry who storyboard, design sets, visualize scenes, and plan locations. Use ACT to place real-world cameras in your SketchUp models and preview real camera shots. PRO To place cameras in a model with the ACT tools, you need a SketchUp Pro license. The following figure shows a scene with four ACT cameras: