Hopefully my last question for a while.
Is it possible to move the camera around? So that, for example, not the entire canvas is in view? Say I had a fight going on, and I want to close in on the two fighters, and follow them around. Or will I have to do this with a movie editor?
Yes, it’s possible, just not particularly intuitive. See here: http://synfig.org/wiki/Multiplane_Camera.
Also take a look to the camera widget. It is a special file that tries to emulate a simple 2D camera. It includes z rotation.
Download it here:
Notice that you have to either start from scratch from a camera widget file and save it with other name or import the current document into a camera widget file and animate the camera over the existing animation. You cannot import a camera wiget into an existing animation file.
Hope it helps.
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