Camera Nodes


In OctaneRender®, a default camera is always present in a scene. Additionally, there are five types of camera nodes that can be added to the Nodegraph Editor. The primary Camera node type is the Thin Lens Camera. Camera nodes are connected to the Camera input pin on a Render Target node. There can be multiple Camera nodes present in the Nodegraph Editor, allowing multiple camera locations to render a scene.


Figure 1: A Thin Lens Camera node is connected to the Camera input pin on a Render Target node


Camera node attributes are accessible without adding a Camera node to the scene by clicking on the Current Camera icon in the Node Inspector.

Figure 2: Access camera settings by clicking on the Camera icon in the Node Inspector


Camera nodes are also accessible by right-clicking in the Nodegraph Editor and choosing Cameras. These nodes can then be connected to the Camera pin of a Render Target node.


Figure 3: Use the pop-up menu to add Camera nodes


There are six types of camera nodes available for adjusting the camera settings: Thin Lens Camera, Panoramic Camera, Baking Camera, two kinds of OSL Cameras and the Universal Camera.


Figure 4: The six camera types in OctaneRender®