VirtuCamera, an app that lets you control your 3D cameras in realtime with just a smartphone, has released the first version of its add-on for Blender. A plug-in for Autodesk Maya software was already available and now Blender users can also benefit from this emerging technology.
You can move your Apple device in any direction, VirtuCamera will capture the motion and instantly send it over Wi-Fi to the camera in your 3D software. When you are ready, push the Rec button to store motion in keyframes.
The app offers realtime viewport streaming and lets you control the playback, animate the focal length, and scale camera movements to travel long distances. It can capture and record your movements with 6 degrees of freedom at up to 60 frames per second and has a camera stabilizer control to create smoother movements.
Pricing and system requirements
VirtuCamera is available on Apple’s AppStore for iOS and iPadOS devices with ARKit support for a single payment of $4.99 USD. Add-ons for Blender and Maya can be downloaded from virtucamera.com and are available for Windows, Linux, and macOS operating systems, for Blender 2.80 (and above) and Maya 2017 (and above). A stable Wi-Fi connection is also required for smooth operation.