How to Automate Camera Focus in Maya Based on Distance

Emily Holden shows how to make some quick connections to automate camera focus in Maya.

A new tutorial from Emily Holden shows how you can automatically have a camera focus on parts of your scene based on distance. The tutorial shows how you can set up a system where you can simply place a locator at the place you want to be in focus.

Emily shows how you can use the Distance Tool in Maya to feed in measurements to the focal distance of the camera. It’s a simple setup that uses the connection editor to automate that functionality. Emily also shows how to slightly alter the configuration for Arnold in Maya.

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About Emily Holden.

Emily is a Medical Artist, Animator, and Designer, working with educational institutions, healthcare professionals, and pharmaceutical clients.