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I have a road with a plane locked to it through a curve and a constraint. I also have a camera that's locked to the plane with a Copy Rotation and a Copy Location constraint. However, when I enter the camera view, the camera goes inside the road, meaning I need to move it up. However, when I move it up (Z axis) and the camera approaches a bank turn, the camera goes way off the screen. So what I need to do is move it on the local Z axis. I've tried using the Limit Location constraint, but even when I set it to Local Space, I still have difficulties trying to get it to move on the local Z axis. Is there a way I can offset the camera so that it doesn't have this problem? Here's a picture representation:

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Thanks in advance if you can help! Here's the .blend file:

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You can offset the origin of the plane using (for instance) the 3D cursor. I placed the cursor above the plane and used Alt+Ctrl+shift+C then chose "Origin to 3D Cursor". That means that the plane's origin is now above it, so the camera is now locked to the new origin through the constraint.

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    $\begingroup$ That seemed to work! Thank you so much, it helps a lot! $\endgroup$
    – Squirrel
    Jun 19, 2017 at 4:08
  • $\begingroup$ @Grant I would also add another plane (or an empty) to go in front of the one linked to the camera. You could have the camera point toward that plane's origin. So if you went around a corner or crested a hill, the camera would always be "looking ahead". $\endgroup$
    – bertmoog
    Jun 19, 2017 at 18:49
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    $\begingroup$ Alright, I'll go ahead and try that, it seems like a great idea! $\endgroup$
    – Squirrel
    Jun 19, 2017 at 22:45

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