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Why is my character recoiling from the camera?

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#1 ahpresents



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Posted 07 June 2015 - 03:23 AM

Hi all! For some reason during a particular camera move, when the camera passes by my character's face, she rears back and looks away. But there is no gesture for it in the timeline. Any suggestions?? Thanks!

#2 primaveranz


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Posted 07 June 2015 - 04:08 AM

Check in the Script Editor window, Settings tab, try switching off "Enable Improv for entire movie" and see if it still happens. If it does then, is she set up with a "look at" on the camera at the start of the shot?

If so, the camera could be getting too close and causing the skeleton to react weirdly.

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#3 ahpresents



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Posted 10 June 2015 - 05:09 PM

Disabling Character Improv in the Script Editor Settings worked. Thanks so much!

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 11:11 AM

You can also access improvs from the improv button to the left of the timeline; that can show you a special timeline for that character that shows all their improvs. You can get them to do different improvs from there, or disable them.

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