Viz Artist User Guide

Version 3.13 | Published March 28, 2019 ©

Object Zoom

Object Zoom lets an object follow the camera and match its orientation. This creates an effect as if the camera would smoothly zoom to the object.

Note: This plug-in is located in: Built Ins -> Container plug-ins -> Default

This page contains the following topics and procedures:

Object Zoom Properties


  • Counter: Determines the speed of the zoom operation. Use values from 1-1000.

  • Dest. Object: Identifies the name of the container that is affected by this plug-in.

  • Dest. Dist.: Determines the distance from the camera at which the object stops.

  • Dest. Size %: Determines the scaling of the object.

  • Path HOffset: Determines the horizontal offset in camera space.

  • Path VOffset: Determines the vertical offset in camera space.

  • Initialize (button): Starts the zoom.

To Zoom an Object Towards the Camera

  1. Add the Object Zoom plug-in to a container.

  2. Set the Dest. Object parameter to match the containers name.

  3. Set the counter to at least 1.

  4. Click Initialize.

  5. Go to Views and move the camera to see the container zooming towards the camera.