Camera

Camera objects have the same attributes and methods as Layer objects, except for:

  • source
  • effect
  • mask
  • width
  • height
  • anchorPoint
  • scale
  • opacity
  • audioLevels
  • timeRemap
  • all the material properties

Camera.pointOfInterest

Description

Returns the point of interest values of a camera in world space.

Type

Array (3 dimensional)


Camera.zoom

Description

Returns the zoom values of a camera in pixels.

Here’s an expression for the Scale property of a layer that maintains the relative size of the layer in frame while changing the z position (depth) of a layer or the Zoom value of a camera:

cam = thisComp.activeCamera;
distance = length(sub(position, cam.position));
scale * distance / cam.zoom;

Type

Number


Camera.depthOfField

Description

Returns 1 if the Depth Of Field property of a camera is on, or returns 0 if the Depth Of Field property is off.

Type

Boolean Number


Camera.focusDistance

Description

Returns the focus distance value of a camera, in pixels.

Type

Number


Camera.aperture

Description

Returns the aperture value of a camera, in pixels.

Type

Number


Camera.blurLevel

Description

Returns the blur level value of a camera as a percentage.

Type

Number


Camera.irisShape

Description

Returns the iris shape value from 1-10, corresponding to the selected dropdown value.

Type

Number


Camera.irisRotation

Description

Returns the iris rotation value, in degrees.

Type

Number


Camera.irisRoundness

Description

Returns the camera iris roundness value as a percentage.

Type

Number


Camera.irisAspectRatio

Description

Returns the camera iris aspect ratio, from 1 to 100.

Type

Number


Camera.irisDiffractionFringe

Description

Returns the camera iris diffraction fringe, from 1 to 100.

Type

Number


Camera.highlightGain

Description

Returns the camera highlight gain, from 1 to 100.

Type

Number


Camera.highlightThreshold

Description

Returns the camera highlight threshhold.

  • In an 8-bit comp, this value ranges from 0 to 100
  • In a 16-bit comp, this value ranges from 0 to 32768
  • In a 32-bit comp, this value ranges from 0 to 1.0

Type

Number


Camera.highlightSaturation

Description

Returns the camera highlight saturation, from 1 to 100.

Type

Number


Camera.active

Description

Returns true if the camera:

  1. is the active camera for the composition at the current time: the video switch for the camera layer is on
  2. the current time is in the range from the in point of the camera layer to the out point of the camera layer
  3. and it is the first (topmost) such camera layer listed in the timeline panel

Returns false otherwise.

Type

Boolean