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Blender 3D Basics by Gordon Fisher

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Time for action — tracking the boat

It's pretty natural that if you are watching a boat go by, you turn your head to follow it. The camera is no different. The Track to Constraint command lets you do just that:

  1. Select the camera with theRMB.
  2. Press the Shift key and theRMB to select the boat.
  3. Press Ctrl+T to get the tracking menu. Select Track to Constraint.
  4. Press Numpad 0 to get the camera's view.
  5. Press Alt+A to preview the animation. Press Esc when you are done watching it.
  6. Save the file with a unique name.

What just happened?

Tracking is very similar to parenting. Select the camera, then select what you want to track. Press Ctrl+T and select Track to Constraint, and the camera will follow the object you want to track.

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For your reference, the file ...

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