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Camera Animation Using Tween Service

Updated: May 23, 2023


In Roblox Studio, camera animation can be used to add dynamic movement and visual interest to your game. By using interpolation, or the gradual transition between two or more camera positions, you can create smooth and cinematic camera movements that add depth and excitement to your game world. In this article, we will explore the basics of camera animation and interpolation in Roblox Studio.


Understanding Interpolation

Interpolation is a mathematical technique used to smoothly transition between two or more values. In the case of camera animation, interpolation can be used to transition between two or more camera positions over a set period of time. This creates a smooth and fluid camera movement, rather than a sudden and jarring one.

Interpolation in Roblox Studio is achieved through the use of the TweenService class, which allows developers to define a starting position, ending position, and duration for the camera animation. The TweenService class then calculates the intermediate values between the starting and ending positions, creating a smooth and gradual transition.

Creating Camera Animations with Interpolation

To create a camera animation with interpolation in Roblox Studio, follow these steps:

  • Create a new script in the workspace and insert the following code:

local TweenService = game:GetService("TweenService") 
local camera = game.Workspace.CurrentCamera

This code will load the TweenService class and create a variable called camera that references the current camera in the game.

  • Define the starting and ending camera positions, as well as the duration of the animation. For example, you might use the following code to define a camera animation that starts at the player's current position and ends at a predefined location in the game world:

local startPosition = camera.CFrame 
local endPosition = CFrame.new(Vector3.new(0, 10, -50)) 
local duration = 5

In this example, the starting position is set to the current camera position, the ending position is set to a new location (0, 10, -50), and the duration is set to 5 seconds.

  • Use the TweenService class to create the camera animation. You can do this using the following code:

local tweenInfo = TweenInfo.new(duration, Enum.EasingStyle.Linear) 
local tween = TweenService:Create(camera, tweenInfo, {CFrame = endPosition}) tween:Play()

This code creates a new TweenInfo object that specifies the duration and easing style of the animation, creates a new tween that transitions the camera position from the starting position to the ending position, and starts the tween.

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