# eye point and camera point

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Do you distinguish this two points? I mean for me camera is a kind of small pyramid that floats in tha air, It has an eye point in rear but in general its centre point (the point around which it can rotate) is not neccesary the same as eye point. I call this two points eye point and camera point though i do not know official terminology for that. could you maybe say something more about this?

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I just have one (camera position).
What's the exact situation where you need "the other" one? So we can think with you/ share how we would do it

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Usually the eye point and camera point are the same, and the camera rotates around the eye point. Having the camera point be a point in the center of some arbitrary pyramid isn't very useful. Since the pyramid is just a visualization aid, it makes much more sense for the camera point to be at the tip of the small pyramid. That way your camera/eye point can be the same and nothing needs to change if you change the size of your visualization aid pyramid.

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I just have one (camera position).
What's the exact situation where you need "the other" one? So we can think with you/ share how we would do it

If the camera point is the same as the eye point, rotations is like cloze one eye rotating your head but trying to hold your eye into the same point (so it is rotating your head around your eye)

When camera point is in the the centre of your head rotating your head (camera) effects in moving eye point in space (so its like rotating your eye arond (and out) your head) - this is the case when camera-centre point is behind an eye point ,

you could also imagine that camera centre point can be in forward to the eye point

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Usually the eye point and camera point are the same, and the camera rotates around the eye point. Having the camera point be a point in the center of some arbitrary pyramid isn't very useful. Since the pyramid is just a visualization aid, it makes much more sense for the camera point to be at the tip of the small pyramid. That way your camera/eye point can be the same and nothing needs to change if you change the size of your visualization aid pyramid.

I do not placed it in the centre of pyramid , sometimes i placed it in the forward scrreen of camera, but it is changable depends what camera I need, (though i didnt do many experimentation with this yet)

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I use usally three eyes to render timeline corrected pictures with my special povray 4D renderer.

Because with two eyes I create three dimensional picture, but with three eyes I can create pictures as they have been and will be. You should experiment with such a special renderer.

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I use usally three eyes to render timeline corrected pictures with my special povray 4D renderer.

Because with two eyes I create three dimensional picture, but with three eyes I can create pictures as they have been and will be. You should experiment with such a special renderer.

would need three monitors for that

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Do you distinguish this two points? I mean for me camera is a kind of small pyramid that floats in tha air, It has an eye point in rear but in general its centre point (the point around which it can rotate) is not neccesary the same as eye point. I call this two points eye point and camera point though i do not know official terminology for that. could you maybe say something more about this?

In terms of common terminology, these are the same.

You typically separate the camera from the camera controller. The point you rotate a camera around is determined and handled by the camera controller, not the camera. The camera has an eye position, view vector, and up vector (or some other data that is equivalent). The camera controller might have a position, distance, euler angles, zoom factor, rotational speeds, etc. (The presence of a zoom factor means that the camera controller also affects the projection matrix and FOV and not just the camera matrix).

Some engines conflate "camera" with other things like filters and render modes and post-processing settings. In such engines, you tell a "camera" to render and then it figures out what and how to do the rendering, but a separate camera controller still generally deals with moving the camera. In terms of the usual engine-agnostic terminology, the camera is just the base mathematical definition needed to construct a camera matrix, and everything else is part of the scene render pipeline or game logic.

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Do you distinguish this two points? I mean for me camera is a kind of small pyramid that floats in tha air, It has an eye point in rear but in general its centre point (the point around which it can rotate) is not neccesary the same as eye point. I call this two points eye point and camera point though i do not know official terminology for that. could you maybe say something more about this?

In terms of common terminology, these are the same.

You typically separate the camera from the camera controller. The point you rotate a camera around is determined and handled by the camera controller, not the camera. The camera has an eye position, view vector, and up vector (or some other data that is equivalent). The camera controller might have a position, distance, euler angles, zoom factor, rotational speeds, etc. (The presence of a zoom factor means that the camera controller also affects the projection matrix and FOV and not just the camera matrix).

Some engines conflate "camera" with other things like filters and render modes and post-processing settings. In such engines, you tell a "camera" to render and then it figures out what and how to do the rendering, but a separate camera controller still generally deals with moving the camera. In terms of the usual engine-agnostic terminology, the camera is just the base mathematical definition needed to construct a camera matrix, and everything else is part of the scene render pipeline or game logic.

i also had such a division - i named it 'camera navigator', though still there are some points for count the point of rotation as a camera properity not navigator - one (maybe main) is this that rotating camera around some point external of the canera eye is not more mathematicaly external to the camera as rotating it around the eye;

but somewhat youre right there is need for camera navigator and this second point you can delegate there if you want

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