llamaface Jan 24, 2013 @ 8:06pm
Camera's Gone after save
Ok, I'm not sure if I am doing something idiotic that I am not thinking of. After I save a file, then reopen it in SFM, the cameras have all disappeared. When I play the video, it does nothing. My shots are all there, but no cameras. Please help!
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R234 Jan 24, 2013 @ 8:23pm 
This could be quite a few things, here. What do you mean, it does nothing? The cameras don't move, but the action still does, with audio and all? Or are the shots completely dark? What type of camera are you talking about, a game camera recorded in a take, one you added with the option below the viewport? Did you have an animation set for it? If so, is the animation set still there?
Pte Jack Jan 24, 2013 @ 8:55pm 
R234, I think you and I need to apply to Steam for a job!!!
R234 Jan 24, 2013 @ 8:58pm 
lol
Pte Jack Jan 24, 2013 @ 9:12pm 
Llama Face, do you have multiple shots in your movie? If yes, did you create a camera for the SHOT that is currently active?
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llamaface Jan 25, 2013 @ 7:15am 
I apologize for the lack of information that I provided. I am very very new to this as you can tell. I have been working slowly with the tutorials that as been provided from steam. I had 2 cameras just for the beginning stages of the tutorials. Camera1 and another camera that I was using just to mess around with. I saved my progress and closed the program. After returning and opening up my video, no cameras were there. Just the work camera.
Pte Jack Jan 25, 2013 @ 8:49am 
Try clicking the camera toggle button to find out if there is an active camera in one of your shots.

I think I see what you've done... Let me set something up and I'll show you how to get your camera back.

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llamaface Jan 25, 2013 @ 11:45am 
I appreciate the help tremendously. I have tried toggling, but nothing appears.
Pte Jack Jan 25, 2013 @ 1:26pm 
Here, look at this. I think this "might be" your problem.

If not, I'll need more detail.

http://youtu.be/qbwqTPXonJI
R234 Jan 26, 2013 @ 3:22pm 
Originally posted by Game_Over:
I have the same problem but the cameras are just gone its not the scenes or anything to do with the timeline all the cameras are just gone, but all my animations I have are still there, this screen shot will show you what I mean http://gyazo.com/5b59e8b41f6f5841bcff2795871d4a50
Hm, the cameras do seem to be outright gone... Why do you have two cameras in the same shot, anyway?
In any event, this never happened to me... Might I ask if you recorded this camera in a shot, or was it created with that "new camera" dialog you have showing?

EDIT:

Oh, something you could try: drag a camera animation set into a viewport, see if that does anything. That's supposed to make the camera associated with the animation set become the active camera.
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Pte Jack Jan 26, 2013 @ 5:15pm 
You didn't happen to delete them via the element viewer?
Valerie 8) LFP Steel Jan 27, 2013 @ 8:01am 
So from what I see, no fix? This is really messing with me; I've had about five shots I've saved special camera settings to just disappear. After I saved, I closed out and opened later. The "camera1" is still in the animation set editor.... however, I cannot drag it to the veiwport or revive it; it does not show up in the camera list. Help?
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SlapDashAsh Jan 29, 2013 @ 3:50am 
I have the same problem. Haven't been able to find a consistent fix online. Anyone had any success?
SlapDashAsh Jan 29, 2013 @ 4:33am 
Is there a way to export camera animations/info and then re-import them into another project? From what I can see it looks like the data is missing completely. My original camera (now not working) doesn't have the blue icon next to it any more. If I create a new camera it does. Look at this screenshot to see what I mean - http://i.imgur.com/FU36x6w.jpg

Also, if you put them into the Element Viewer the old/broken camera has no + dropdown next to the "camera" option, but the newly created Camera 4 does. I'm guessing this is the section that hold all the camera info - http://i.imgur.com/bGdVo5Q.jpg

At this point I can't start any new projects. No matter what I do it doesn't save any camera data. Not only did I lose a days work but now I can't continue at all. HELP.
Pte Jack Jan 29, 2013 @ 8:14am 
Guys, here's a suggestion. It may be a work-around and get your projects back until the problem can be figured out. (Don't know because I can't replicate the problem on my machine. All my cameras are fine in the new version (0.9.6.1).

But, the temp fix might be to return to the previous version of SFM (0.9.5.17 Beta))

To do this go to Steam Client, All Softwares, Right click Source Filmmaker, Properties, Betas, Change opt out to previous version. SFM will go through an update and download the last version.

See if your cameras load in the old version. If yes, then we've got a bug, if no, well it was worth a shot, change beta back to opt out and SFM will reinstall the new version.

This may reset any custom content you added back to SFM pure... So make back ups before you start the process.
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KB_GAMEOVER Jan 29, 2013 @ 8:31am 
Originally posted by Pte Jack:
Guys, here's a suggestion. It may be a work-around and get your projects back until the problem can be figured out. (Don't know because I can't replicate the problem on my machine. All my cameras are fine in the new version.)

But, the temp fix might be to return to the previous version of SFM.

Steam Client, All Softwares, Right click Source Filmmaker, Properties, Betas, Change opt out to previous version. SFM will go through an update and download the last version.

See if your cameras load in the old version. If yes, then we've got a bug, if no, well it was worth a shot, change beta back to opt out and SFM will reinstall the new version.

This may reset any custom content you added back to SFM pure... So make back ups before you start the process.

It was worth a shot, but still go nowhere, still the same but I have just don't my SFM video again and the camera problem didn't happen which was cool but weird at the same time I just hope that I don't get this problem again or anyone else.

Pte Jack, SlapDashAsh and R234 thank for you help, nice vid on epic scout.
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