fovfix script


A script that aims to solve a problem that occurs in SFM when having multiple field of view/FOV values for one camera in a single shot. It's pretty nice to be able to switch FOVs between cuts in a shot but I would always get this jittery motion whenever I previewed the shot in SFM. Hopefully this will help someone in a similar situation.

I noticed that this jittery motion could be removed by doing this:

  • Right click the camera in the animation set editor
  • Select "Show in element viewer" -> "ChannelsClip"
  • Expand the "channels" node
  • Expand the "scaled_fieldOfView_channel" node
  • Set "mode" to 1 (Default value is 3)

Several actions in SFM resets this "mode" to 3. I got tired of following the steps mentioned above and decided to put it all into a script that can be triggered from the menu.

Installation instructions:

Unzip the contents of the zip to the sfm usermod folder


The issues described in the beginning can now be solved by:

  1. Selecting the shot(s) with issues in the clip editor
  2. Run the script from the SFM menu bar (Scripts/kjkj/fovfix). The script will set all "scaled_fieldOfView_channel" modes to 1.


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Files   304 2021-08-23 20:35:07 966.0 B
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