[Solved] Save camera position

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M4x
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[Solved] Save camera position

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Hey everybody,

I'd like to save specific camera positions to be able to come back to exactly this view (distance from part, rotation and so on). I thought there was a macro for this. I've checked out Macro_FCCamera but that doesn't look like what I'm searchin for (or I haven't used it in the right way :roll: ).

Help is appreciated.

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OS: Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS (ubuntu:GNOME/ubuntu)
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.20.25645 (Git) AppImage
Build type: Release
Branch: master
Hash: 37d9757399b4c2ec30318eb88d7cd7c508246345
Python version: 3.9.7
Qt version: 5.12.9
Coin version: 4.0.0
OCC version: 7.5.2
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Re: Save camera position

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What about View > Freeze display > Freeze View?
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Re: Save camera position

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Perfect, thanks! For the record: Std_FreezeViews

If there's a way to get the frozen views into the object tree, I'd like to hear about it too.
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Re: [Solved] Save camera position

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Hi
M4x wrote: Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:57 pm (or I haven't used it in the right way :roll: ).
no you use correctly but the macro not save the view
wmayer wrote: Sat Sep 25, 2021 6:32 pm What about View > Freeze display > Freeze View?
why not save the icon view:

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Re: [Solved] Save camera position

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How did you get those thumbnails? This is how it looks for me.

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Re: [Solved] Save camera position

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M4x wrote: Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:06 pm How did you get those thumbnails? This is how it looks for me
I think that's part of an add-on.
If there's a way to get the frozen views into the object tree, I'd like to hear about it too.
Not with standard functionality. But you can implement a custom Python feature and for its view provider you can implement e.g a context-menu where to get and set the camera settings.

The functions are:

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cam = Gui.ActiveDocument.ActiveView.getCamera()
# ...
Gui.ActiveDocument.ActiveView.setCamera(cam)
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Re: [Solved] Save camera position

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Hi
M4x wrote: Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:06 pm How did you get those thumbnails? This is how it looks for me.
sorry this is one montage with Gimp and one good suggestion

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Re: [Solved] Save camera position

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wmayer wrote: Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:40 pm [...]
But you can implement a custom Python feature and for its view provider you can implement e.g a context-menu where to get and set the camera settings.

The functions are:

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cam = Gui.ActiveDocument.ActiveView.getCamera()
# ...
Gui.ActiveDocument.ActiveView.setCamera(cam)
Thank you very much, looks interesting!

mario52 wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:34 pm [...]
sorry this is one montage with Gimp and one good suggestion
Thanks - there's no reason to apologize! Especially if this leads to further improvement :D
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Re: [Solved] Save camera position

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Hi

maybe one future macro ...

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