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Camera issue - Weird Skipping / Hopping
« on: Dec 04, 13, 01:36:00 PM »

Hello everyone,
I'm having a really odd issue with the camera for the past month and it happens whether I'm moving with the camera or I'm moving with the character.
Every few steps the camera skips or hops or flicks or whatever which disturbs the smooth movement.
We haven't done anything with coding that has to do with the camera and I was wondering if anyone here might know the reason for that?

Thanks a lot

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Re: Camera issue - Weird Skipping / Hopping
« Reply #1 on: Dec 04, 13, 04:28:26 PM »

Do you have your own playable character in there yet or still using default Hero one?
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Re: Camera issue - Weird Skipping / Hopping
« Reply #2 on: Dec 05, 13, 12:53:39 AM »

Do you have your own playable character in there yet or still using default Hero one?
It is still the default one although it will be replaced real soon.
Thing is, the problem occurs with simple camera roam without the character too  :-\

Thanks !

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Re: Camera issue - Weird Skipping / Hopping
« Reply #3 on: Dec 05, 13, 10:00:35 AM »

Does this occur when in a clean test area?
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Re: Camera issue - Weird Skipping / Hopping
« Reply #4 on: Dec 06, 13, 05:10:02 AM »

Does this occur when in a clean test area?
Yes, it happens in a completely new area as well ???

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Re: Camera issue - Weird Skipping / Hopping
« Reply #5 on: Dec 06, 13, 04:36:38 PM »

That's.... odd.  I'll take a look at this on Monday.
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Re: Camera issue - Weird Skipping / Hopping
« Reply #6 on: Dec 06, 13, 05:04:19 PM »

That's.... odd.  I'll take a look at this on Monday.
Thanks so much Bennett !
It is most visible when moving sideways with the camera.

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Re: Camera issue - Weird Skipping / Hopping
« Reply #7 on: Dec 09, 13, 01:37:50 PM »

I'm not seeing any camera behavior out of the ordinary.  If you're seeing glitches in the movement every few steps then you may have a connection issue.

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Re: Camera issue - Weird Skipping / Hopping
« Reply #8 on: Dec 09, 13, 06:09:22 PM »

I'm not seeing any camera behavior out of the ordinary.  If you're seeing glitches in the movement every few steps then you may have a connection issue.
Thanks for checking,
did you try to move sideways with the camera? The effect is pretty subtle.
My team members are also experiencing this issue, it happens all the time and connection seems fine.
« Last Edit: Dec 10, 13, 07:12:57 AM by gaarzen »
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Re: Camera issue - Weird Skipping / Hopping
« Reply #9 on: Dec 09, 13, 07:36:00 PM »

Is that with a good framerate?
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Re: Camera issue - Weird Skipping / Hopping
« Reply #10 on: Dec 10, 13, 07:13:10 AM »

Is that with a good framerate?
Yeah, 130 fps :)

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Re: Camera issue - Weird Skipping / Hopping
« Reply #11 on: Dec 12, 13, 10:38:00 AM »

Some variance in the movement of the edit camera is expected.  I believe it's movement is tied to frame updates so as you have more or less in the scene to render you may see it speed or slow.  The edit camera will not be used in a finished game, obviously.

I can't see or reproduce any issues while running the character around either, if you can capture a video of the issue it would be very helpful.
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Re: Camera issue - Weird Skipping / Hopping
« Reply #12 on: Dec 12, 13, 03:56:46 PM »

Some variance in the movement of the edit camera is expected.  I believe it's movement is tied to frame updates so as you have more or less in the scene to render you may see it speed or slow.  The edit camera will not be used in a finished game, obviously.

I can't see or reproduce any issues while running the character around either, if you can capture a video of the issue it would be very helpful.
No idea why but ever since you got in the problem doesn't seem to occur anymore.. so that's fantastic :D Thanks for that hah.
If the problem occurs again I'll be sure to take a video of it and bring it here.

Thanks a lot.