Blender add-on: AniCam

AniCam – the Blender 3D add-on that allows the animating camera and render output resolution.

Add-on functionality

In the “AniCam” panel there are similar fields as the “Resolution X” and “Resolution Y” fields from the “Output Properties – Dimensions” tab of the “Properties” window which are responsible for the output resolution of the camera and render. They are automatically synchronized.

Basic resolution fields cannot be animated, Blender throws an error “resolution_x property cannot be animated” or “resolution_y property cannot be animated”. But now it is possible to animate fields from the “AniCam” add-on panel.

Animation of these fields is performed as usual – by pressing the “i” keycode above the required field. The animation curve appears in the “Graph Editor” and “Nonlinear Animation” windows.

Now you can render images with the required resolution at any point on the TimeLine.

You can also manage camera resolution in timeline markers.

Just add a timeline marker and set the required render resolution to it in the AniCam panel. Now render resolution changes when the cursor crosses the timeline marker.

Important note

Blender does not support changing camera resolution with the default rendering of animation (by Ctrl + F12). However, you can render the frame sequence by clicking the “Render Sequence” button on the “AniCam” add-on panel.

Demonstration video

 

 

Current add-on version

1.2.0.

Blender versions

2.83, 2.93, 3.0

Location and call

The “3D Viewport” window – N panel – “AniCam” tab.

Installation
  • Download the *.zip archive with the add-on distributive.
  • The “Preferences” window — Add-ons — Install… — specify the downloaded archive.
Version history

1.2.0.

  • Added working with timeline markers

1.1.0.

  • Added render by custom frames option

1.0.0.

  • This release.
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