MOTI Mobile Camera Controls for Drills provides the user with dynamic options to review and study drills. From tracking a player on the field to viewing a drill from overhead to actually being the player, the camera controls provide a multitude of options.
The review of the camera modes will be divided into 4 different parts. Topics for the 4 parts are:
- Motion Controls and Overview (this article) – Part 1 will introduce the motion controls available to the user (finger-gestures and on-screen joysticks) and provide a high-level overview of each of the camera modes.
- Pivot-In-Place and Rotate-Around-Location – Part 2 covers two modes that provide a very flexible overview of a drill. As a note, Pivot-In-Place is the default mode when a drill starts.
- Follow-Player, Follow-Ball, Track-Player, and Track-Ball – Part 3 will explore the ‘follow’ and ‘tracking’ options. These modes facilitate focusing on specific player/ball in a complex drill.
- Top-Down Perspective – Part 4 reviews a viewing-mechanism of the field that will be very familiar with users that play some of the most popular real-time strategy games.
The motion of the camera can be controlled by finger-gestures and by the on-screen joysticks.
Common finger gestures are used with the touchscreen. The effect of the finger gestures will change based on the camera mode that is selected. The individual effects will be outlined in the article that contains the camera mode. The following terms in these articles will be used to describe motion on the touchscreen. Currently, the finger gestures are: