Modding Tools > Lucas' Simpsons Hit & Run Map Builder > SketchUp Models > Camera Tags > AnimatedCamera


This tag is used to create an animated camera such as those used when starting a mission.


To use this group tag, you must first Include any of the following XML files:

  • AnimatedCameras.xml
  • Drawables.xml

Then you must execute any of the following ModelOutputInstructions on the tagged group or a group containing it:

  • AnimatedCameras
    • Recommended.
  • Branch
    • Only when including Drawables.xml.
  • SceneGraph2
    • Only when including Drawables.xml.


<CameraName> [AnimatedCamera] [<Length>]
  • CameraName: The name of the camera used to reference it in script commands.
  • Length: The amount of time the camera animation will last in seconds.

Group Structure

This tag requires certain other groups with special names and tags inside the group its applied to:

  • A group named Path containing a single connected series of lines that represent the path of the camera.
  • Two or more Camera components inside that group.
    • One camera should be named Start and one should be named End.
      • These should be placed at opposite ends of the Path.
    • Additional unnamed Camera components can be used to fine tune the camera's position as it moves along the Path.


This is an example of a group with this tag applied to it:

animated camera hierarchy

This is an example of the contents of that group in SketchUp's 3D view:

animated camera 3d view

Other Tags

These are other tags that can be used with this tag to configure it further.


This tag can be used to make the camera orient itself to the Path.

<CameraName> [AnimatedCamera] [<Length>] [OrientToPath]

Version History


Initial release.

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