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The KupCam Camera Crane Rig was designed for students at the Savannah College of Art and Design to use in their thesis films when no other free camera rigs met their needs. It is designed to look and operate like a real camera as closely as possible, while still being easy to position and animate. We have found that thinking of the camera as another character in the scene helps students ground their camerawork in physicality and believability. Now it’s free for all to use in the name of good filmmaking. Feedback is always welcome and appreciated.
Release v1.6.0 includes:
-Pedestal mode (boom animation controls can be toggled off)
-Zeroable animation controls
-Separate camera head controls with all six degrees of freedom
Credits: Design and rigging by Tyler J. Kupferer. Thanks to Professor Brian Schindler for input.