Today I’m going to introduce you to a tool I developed a while ago that I finally got ready for public release. It’s a modification of the concept of the V-Cam, a tool that’s been around for a while in the Flash world.
“V-Cam” stands for “virtual camera.” It’s a tool that lets you define the viewport of your Flash movie with a rectangular “viewfinder”, rather than just with the location of your subject on the stage. This means that you can leave your drawing in one location on the stage, then animate the V-Cam all over the place, including rotation, skewing, etc, and that view will be the one you see in the final product. It’s a very useful tool, making framing much more intuitive. Continue reading