Cinematic Shot

This component pans a camera from point A to B. It can be used for both capturing videos and in-game cinematic moments. For complex sequences with multiple shots simply add copies of this template as needed and set up their sequence numbers to create a chain.

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How to use

Drop the Cinematic Shot Component template into your Hierarchy. This template contains the binding set and a Cinematic Shot that can be duplicated for your shots.

  1. Position the Camera Start and Camera End at the desired locations.
  2. If the shot looks at a specific point position the Target object and use the LookAtTarget option.
  3. Configure properties at the root of the Cinematic Shot template, such as duration, action binding, and sequence number.
  4. Play the game and activate the camera with the specified key (default is M).

TIP: For an easy workflow when positioning cameras:

  1. During edit mode, select the camera you wish to position.
  2. Move the editor view to the position and rotation you want.
  3. Right-click in the middle of the screen and select: “Move Selected Object to Camera and Align Orientation”.

NOTE: The editor’s camera has a fixed FOV, while the cinematic cameras can have their FOVs customized, therefore what the editor view sees is not exactly what the cinematic camera will show.

TIP 2: See the tooltips on each custom property for more info about each option.

For capturing game video the use of keyboard shortcuts is recommended when activating a shot. If multiple shots are set up with the same key binding, pressing the key will cycle through them.

For game-play moments, cinematic sequences should be triggered with events by setting the PlayOnEvent property. At the given game-play moment a server script should call Events.BroadcastToPlayer(). If all players should see the cinematic at the same time use Events.BroadcastToAllPlayers() instead.

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