camara de seguimiento

English translation: tracking camera

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Spanish term or phrase:camara de seguimiento
English translation:tracking camera
Entered by: Toby Wakely

14:35 May 1, 2014
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino / computer games programming
Spanish term or phrase: camara de seguimiento
taken from a manual for programmers of video games, they mention the following technology:

En los juegos en tercera persona, los desarrolladores han de prestar
especial atención a la aplicación de las siguientes
tecnologías:

Uso de plataformas móviles, equipos de escalado, cuerdas y otros
modos de movimiento avanzados.
Inclusión de puzzles en el desarrollo del juego.
Uso de cámaras de seguimiento en tercera persona centradas en el
personaje y que posibiliten que el propio usuario las maneje a su
antojo para facilitar el control del personaje virtual.
Toby Wakely
Spain
Local time: 22:44
tracking camera
Explanation:
"In 3D video games, a virtual camera system aims at controlling a camera or a set of cameras to display a view of a 3D virtual world. Camera systems are used in videogames where their purpose is to show the action at the best possible angle; more generally, they are used in 3D virtual worlds when a third person view is required. [...]
Tracking cameras, on the other hand, follow the character's movements."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_camera_system
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Charles Davis
Spain
Local time: 22:44
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terrific , thanks
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tracking camera


Explanation:
"In 3D video games, a virtual camera system aims at controlling a camera or a set of cameras to display a view of a 3D virtual world. Camera systems are used in videogames where their purpose is to show the action at the best possible angle; more generally, they are used in 3D virtual worlds when a third person view is required. [...]
Tracking cameras, on the other hand, follow the character's movements."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_camera_system

Charles Davis
Spain
Local time: 22:44
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Grading comment
terrific , thanks

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  philgoddard: Presumably this means you can see yourself as someone else would see you.
14 mins
  -> Yes, I suppose it does; but then in this situation you are and yet are not the figure on the screen. It lends itself to philosophical speculations. Thanks, Phil!

agree  Sp-EnTranslator
1 day 43 mins
  -> Thanks, Claudia :)
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