Easily Create Handheld Camera Animation in Blender

Hand held camera animation can be difficult to reproduce in 3D. Randomly animating keyframes never seems random enough, and will eventually paint you in a corner when there is a need for changes.

There are a few easy ways that will give you a natural and realistic look. Here, Gleb Alexandrov demonstrates seven easy steps for creating that coveted look by creating an easy setup for handheld camera animation.

A good rule of thumb is that anytime you want to move something in animation, a concise and practical rig should be the thing that holds the keys.

In-line with that way of thinking, Gleb shows how setting up a simple parent chain can give you some really nice control over your camera in Blender.

The handheld camera animation comes from using procedural noise to drive the motion.