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Tutorial: Adding Procedural Camera Shake


Kent Trammell demonstrates an easy way to add camera shake to your videos.

Camera-shake is a modern, popular film mechanism that adds a level of believability to draw you, the viewer, into the action. Cloverfield is an infamous example – too much of a good thing.

Adding this aesthetic to an animation can have the same drawing effect in a positive way. This video demonstrates how to do this procedurally using Blender’s f-curve noise modifier. Just remember what Uncle Ben said: “With great power comes great responsibility.” Shake your cameras responsibly.

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.

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