Resetting the orbit camera position to its default view

New Here ,
Sep 27, 2018 Sep 27, 2018

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It's crazy how many people have asked this question and all the replies are that "the question makes no sense" I'm almost having a breakdown how it's such a simple question and no one seems to answer it.

Let me go step by step so people don't give me the same answer and this can finally be resolved.

Step 1: Select the orbit camera tool.

Step 2: Move it around to see what my image looks like.

Step 3: This is where i am having the issue. All i want to know is how to position the camera to the original front position as it was before I even played with the camera view. That's it... just want to know how to reposition the camera to the default position like i never touched the orbit camera tool. Please someone tell me they have the answer to this!

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LEGEND ,
Sep 27, 2018 Sep 27, 2018

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I don’t see any answers here, did you post this in another thread? If you want to reset your camera simply press UU

so you collapse the modified properties and right click on them ->reset on the properties. This is if you are in active camera view. If you want to reset any other view it’s in the view->reset 3d view.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 27, 2018 Sep 27, 2018

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Great timing Roei! 😉

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Sep 27, 2018 Sep 27, 2018

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It was race to state the obvious...:)

And to boot we all understood the question

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LEGEND ,
Sep 27, 2018 Sep 27, 2018

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And I won... Just sayin’  

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Sep 27, 2018 Sep 27, 2018

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Roei, didn't you read the latest Admin Directive? It says all posts should include at least one screen capture AND there's a double-bonus if a shortcut is provided in a reply - even if the shortcut doesn't exist. 😉

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LEGEND ,
Sep 27, 2018 Sep 27, 2018

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Didn’t get the memo... I am using a mobile so can’t do screenshots, I did mention a shortcut that DOES exist and generously giving assistance while on vacation in a hotel in the Sinai Desert at 3 a.m - any bonus for that?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 27, 2018 Sep 27, 2018

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Indeed there is a bonus for providing a correct answer [even though mine is better ;-)] while on holiday in the Sinai Desert, at 3AM, while on vacation. This new directive is exceptionally complete - it's also 25,262 pages!

You will receive 250 bonus points which will be 'donated' by GutterFish. The new directive also stipulates where the bonus points come from - since Gutterfish was the third person to post; he is deemed to be late with his reply. Hence he has been selected to willingly donate 250 points from his account, into your account.

Happy vacationing!

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Explorer ,
Sep 27, 2018 Sep 27, 2018

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If I understand this correctly, hitting reset in the transform does not reset the camera.

Also, if you do not create a camera, but create a 3D solid then use the orbit camera tool hitting reset will do so just once.

If you move the solid around more, hitting reset will not do anything.  Perhaps another bug...?

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Sep 27, 2018 Sep 27, 2018

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The original poster had asked, specifically, how to reset a Camera that has been used with the Orbit Tool. Why is there a need to assume there is no camera? Lastly, why does resetting the Camera's Transforms not complete the reset? What issues are you having? What happens when you click on the Camera's Reset option.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 27, 2018 Sep 27, 2018

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craigi35826625  wrote

Also, if you do not create a camera, but create a 3D solid then use the orbit camera tool hitting reset will do so just once.

....Perhaps another bug...?

Perhaps, but not with After Effects,

The orbit camera tool does not even work on a default cameras.  You MUST create a camera for the tool to even function.

So if you haven't created a camera you can't be using the orbit tool which leaves wondering what you are actually talking about?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 27, 2018 Sep 27, 2018

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https://forums.adobe.com/people/Roland+Kahlenberg  wrote

since Gutterfish was the third person to post; he is deemed to be late with his reply. Hence he has been selected to willingly donate 250 points from his account, into your account.

Happy vacationing!

Damn!!   That's what I get for being so wordy with my responses. 

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New Here ,
Jun 19, 2021 Jun 19, 2021

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how do u collapse the modified properties and right click on them 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 27, 2018 Sep 27, 2018

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Have you tried the "Reset" option in the Timeline?

You can create a shortcut to this reset feature in the Keyboards Shortcuts Visualizer - I've set mine to SHIFT+Z.

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Participant ,
Mar 17, 2021 Mar 17, 2021

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yes, it works. Thks!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 27, 2018 Sep 27, 2018

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I find it hard to believe this simple question has never been answered or understood.

I even find it a tiny nit surprising that it even gets asked because twirl open the camera options there's a bright blue word that says "reset"

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Also as is the case with any property in After Effects you can right click and choose reset.  That way if you wanted to reset only some properties but not all you easily could.

This is fairly basic stuff.

And also even a cursory skimming of the Camera settings in the help would've give the answer to those who failed to notice the bright blue button.

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New Here ,
Apr 14, 2021 Apr 14, 2021

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You don't need to have a camera layer to use the Orbit tool. Hit "Reset 3D view" in the View menu. 

 

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New Here ,
Jul 30, 2021 Jul 30, 2021

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Thank you so much bro!!!

 

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Explorer ,
Dec 12, 2021 Dec 12, 2021

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Nice! That was the answer i think Dion1986 was looking for (and me!). This is right, you don´t need to have a camera in the composition to use the new orbit tool in cc2021, (of course, you needed a camera in previous versions to use the tool but not in CC2021) but once you have used it, there seem to be no way to reset it, because theres no camera to reset its transform properties. Damn, it was so obvious going to View menu... Thanks so much!

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New Here ,
Jan 22, 2022 Jan 22, 2022

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Yup this is the answer I was looking for!

 

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New Here ,
Jan 29, 2022 Jan 29, 2022

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this is ridiculous no one do not teach that someone needs to know. oky first right click on your camera layer then click camera reset camera. that will do 

 

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Feb 28, 2022 Feb 28, 2022

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View>Reset Camera View if you aren't using a camera and are using the Orbit Around Cursor tool. Perhaps you're using the word "camera" and not "view" and that's what's causing the confusion?

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