Patchwork 3D Enterprise 2021.1 X5

Bookmark Animator Type

The Bookmark Animator type allows you to define a camera path passing by one or more animation bookmarks that you set up in the animator. You establish the order of the bookmarks, the time spent at each point, and the type of animation used to move from one point to another. The corresponding options are displayed in the Camera Animations editor.

The Time Parameters zone concerns the global duration of the animation. Define the pauses between bookmarks and the duration of each bookmark. The Total Time of the animation is calculated based on this information.

Tick the Close Path checkbox to animate the transition between the last and the first bookmarks when the animation playback is looped. This option is checked by default.

The Bookmark Sequence zone summarizes the animation bookmarks according to their order in your animation list. It also provides the information concerning each bookmark as a step in the animation.

This zone offers multiple buttons to modify the list of bookmarks:





New Animation Bookmark

Adds the current viewport's view of the product to your list as a new animation bookmark.


Update Animation Bookmark

Replaces the selected bookmark with the current view of the product.


Duplicate Animation Bookmark

Creates a bookmark identical to the selected bookmark and adds it to the end of the list.


Insert Active Camera Set

Inserts the Cameras from the last active group in the Cameras editor. The position and orientation of the cameras are imported as bookmarks and placed below the current selected bookmark .


Import Bookmark Animation

Opens and loads bookmark animations previously saved in .kba or .kam formats.


Export Bookmark Animation

Saves the current bookmark animation in KBA or KAM format.


Move Bookmark Up in List

Moves the selected bookmark to position it higher in the list.


Move Bookmark Down in List

Moves the selected bookmark to position it lower in the list.


Convert to Bézier path

Creates a Bézier path for the camera animation described by the bookmarks in the list.


Delete Animation Bookmark

Removes the bookmark from the list. Its settings will not be saved.

The Bookmark zone concerns the set-up of the selected bookmark:




Includes the bookmark in the animation (checked) or excludes it (unchecked).


Allows you to set or modify the name of the bookmark.


Defines the duration of the pause of the bookmarked image.


Defines the duration of the animated transition to the next bookmark.


Sets the fluidity of the camera behavior.


Type of path:

  • Linear: sets a straight path (the rotation parameter fields are grayed out),

  • Jump: moves from one stage to the next with no transition,

  • Orbit: sets a circular path (the rotation parameter fields are accessible),

  • Head: pivots the camera (the rotation parameter fields are accessible),

  • Spline: smooths the transitions when the camera moves from bookmark to bookmark.


Provides rotation parameters, which are modifiable if you have selected Orbit or Head as the type):

  • During... of step: percentage of the step dedicated to the rotation,

  • turn…times: number of 360-degree turns to carry out.