How to : P3D Paths

  

Present3D paths file explanations

 

1) Path

 

path="name.path"

 

0 0 0 -4 0 0 0 1

7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

8 0 0 2 0 0 0 1

 

first column - time

 

2,3,4 position: x y z

 

5,6,7,8 quaternion: x y z w

 

can be used with a time offset : path_time_offset="2"

 

 

2) Animation Material

 

animation_material="name.material"

 

0 1 1 1 0

2 1 1 1 1

6.5 1 1 1 1

7 1 1 1 0

 

first column - time

2,3,4,5 are colour and alpha : r g b a

 

 

can be used with a time offset : animation_material_time_offset="2"

 

3) Rotation path

 

path="name.rotation_path"

 

This is the one used for the Mars sequence.

 

 

0 0 0 0 -0.3 0 0.01 0 0 0.05

5 0 0 0 0.2 0 0.1 10 0 0.09

20 0 0 0 -0.1 0 0.4 190 0 0.6

24 0 0 0 -0.2 0 0.4 230 0 0.8

29 0 0 0 -0.3 0 -0.8 280 0 3

 

 

1 : time

2,3,4 position: x y z

 

5,6,7 pivot point: x y z

 

8,9 rotation: azimuth (from north) elevation (from horizontal, up is

+90 degrees)

 

10 look distance:

 

 

4) Camera Path

 

camera_path="name.path"

 

Capture a camera path by pressing "z" key to start and "Z" to stop - it will write the file "saved_animation.path" in the current directory.