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Modifying Camera Views

You can modify unlocked camera views using View tools, with the Camera PropertyManager open or closed.

To unlock a camera view, do one of the following:
  • In the DisplayManager, under Scene, Lights, and Cameras, expand the Camera fm_camera.png folder, right-click the camera and clear Lock Camera.
  • In the Camera PropertyManager, clear Lock camera position except when editing.
  • When viewing the graphics area through a camera, right-click in the graphics area and select Lock Camera to toggle the lock.

To modify an unlocked camera view:

  1. View the model in the camera view:
    • In the DisplayManager, in the Camera fm_camera.png folder, right-click the camera and select Camera View.
    • Press the space bar and double-click a camera in the Orientation menu.
    • Click Camera View Tool_Camera_View.gif (View toolbar) or View > Display > Camera View . If more than one camera exists in the document, a dialog box appears asking you to choose one.
      When you view a model through a camera, the field of view is visible by default. Right-click in the graphics area and select Display Field of View Box to toggle the Field of View display.
  2. Click any of the following tools on the Heads-up View toolbar or the View > Modify menu. When you drag the pointer_modify_camera.gif pointer, appears with the pointer to indicate that you are modifying a camera view.

If you open the Camera PropertyManager and select Show numeric controls, then as you manipulate the camera view (right viewport), you can see the results in the left viewport and in the numeric fields in the PropertyManager.

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