Hi, I’m new to panda and I have a short question about the default camera: when I pan it around, the rotation also seems to change e.g. increasing the Z value decreases its pitch. Does this mean that the default camera is constrained to look at the origin? Or am I misinterpreting this?
There’s nothing about the camera that’s got any special constraints, especially if you’ve remembered to call base.disableMouse().
(For the record, though, the camera term “pan” means specifically a horizontal rotation, i.e. a change of H value. I don’t know if there’s a camera term for changing its elevation, but you can just use the generic “move”.)
Yes, I thought it was a bit odd that the manual describes the default camera controls with
Left Button Pan left and right.
when you can also move up and down
Anyway, thanks for your reply. It turns out I had something funny in my code and not enough sleep, so all good!