Short Description

Generate nice dataset animations with interpolated camera points.


This plugin allows the creation of custom animations for 3D viewing. It will generate a new sequence that can be edited in Icy, and saved.

The animation is based on key framing, as in most of 3D rendering software projects.

GUI description

  1. Set the number of frames you want by choosing:
    1. The number of Frames Per Second (FPS)
    2. The number of Seconds
    3. Hit “Rescale” to perform the changes
  2. Set up a Key Frame:
    1. A KeyFrame is a frame used for the interpolation of the camera trajectory.
    2. Choose the first frame with the slider
    3. Choose the camera position you want to start your animation with
    4. Hit the “Create Key” button to set the frame as a Key Frame.
  3. Set up the last frame as a key frame:
    1. Choose the last frame with the slider
    2. Choose another camera position, for instance, zoom in the object
    3. Hit “Create Key”
  4. Now, move the slider and you will be able to see the interpolation.
  5. Repeat 2 or 3 to add any Frame as a Key Frame
  6. If the trajectory is too abrupt, increase the Smooth Factor (10 is a good value)
  7. When you are ready, hit the “Render” button to view the result

2 reviews on “Animation 3D

  1. Fabrice de Chaumont
    Very cool ! Still the navigation step is too slow for proper use :/ Could you add a camera speed parameter ? Is it possible to have some others key for up and down also ?
  2. I like the plugin. My trouble is that the plugin redefines a new camera with a different orientation and reference point than the default camera. Is there any way to use the default camera? That way, we can interact with the view in the same way as always. Thanks!

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  • Version • Released on: 2016-11-17 18:32:16

    Adapted to last FlyCam plugin version.

  • Version • Released on: 2013-07-17 13:40:43
  • Version • Released on: 2013-07-01 10:26:54

    * changed window size.

  • Version • Released on: 2013-06-17 14:06:45

    * corrected bug when saving cameras

  • Version • Released on: 2013-06-13 17:42:05
  • Version • Released on: 2013-06-11 17:12:18

    Added the possibility to save and load animations.

  • Version • Released on: 2013-06-03 10:49:52

    * corrected a null pointer exception
    * corrected issue when sliding a key

  • Version • Released on: 2013-05-28 11:36:55

    * new feature: move the keys if they are not at the right place
    * changed default values, now 15 FPS by default (as in Icy viewers) and 5 seconds animation.

  • Version • Released on: 2013-05-23 14:34:27