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Tutorial 3 - Using the Dual Map view

On first loading the Plan page, a single map is shown taking up most of the available screen/window space. This is quite a high level view and is useful when considering what the background of the shot will be.

What will appear in the foreground of a shot is also important, and one way of viewing this is to repeatedly zoom in and out as the camera and viewpoints are adjusted.

A far more convenient way, however, is to use the Dual Map view, which allows for a zoomed in view to be seen at the same time as the zoomed out view.

First, drag the map so that the camera position is about 1/3 of the way from the left side of the visible map to the right side.

Next, click on the Dual Map radio button in the left sidebar, above the Where, What, etc. tabs.

The map part of the screen is immediately split into two equal halves. The left side shows the zoomed out view that we were previously looking at. Because we moved the map to place the camera position marker off-centre we should still be able to see it. If it is not visible, drag the map to place the camera position marker back into the centre of the map. Alternatively, click the 'Move map 1 centre to camera position' button which will do this for you. Move map 1 centre to camera position

The right side map view shows an extremely zoomed in view of the camera position from which the foreground elements of a shot can be planned. Camera position and viewpoint markers are displayed in both views.

Dragging a marker on one of the views is reflected in the other view when the drag is finished. Try this by dragging the viewpoint marker in the left side, zoomed out view. The field of view lines on both sides will update to reflect the new position of the marker.

 


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