FORUMS: list search recent posts

Zoom in on Vectors or High Res Images in 3d; Motion 3

COW Forums : Apple Motion

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Andy Bis
Zoom in on Vectors or High Res Images in 3d; Motion 3
on Mar 7, 2009 at 7:27:15 pm

Hey guys, any help on this would be great:

I'm using Illustrator and Motion together to animate a zooming in and out of of a map of the united states. I drew up a very basic shape of the U.S., a shape of states that I want to zoom into, some dots representing points of interest on the map, and some other objects. Excuse me as it's a bit hard to explain exactly what I want to do. But I want to import these vectors into motion 3 and then be able to "zoom in" on to different areas of my vector drawing without the image becoming blurry and pixelated using the 3d camera. For example the dialogue states something along the lines of:
"We have 205 affiliates accross the nation (this is when the entire map would be shown) In Indiana we have 8 affiliates (Zoom into IN), We are located in Delaware county where we serve 9 other counties (Zoom into Delaware County to show their location)."


I hope this makes enough sense to understand what I'm trying to do. This is my first time doing 3-d motion graphics and it's a whole new realm of things to learn. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
-Andy


Return to posts index

Stephen Smith
Re: Zoom in on Vectors or High Res Images in 3d; Motion 3
on Mar 9, 2009 at 2:38:28 pm

So, are you asking, How do I import an illustrator file and how do I animate it to zoom in on various parts?





Stephen Smith
Salt Lake Video

Check out my DVD Money Making Graphics & Effects for Final Cut Studio 2


Return to posts index

Andy Bis
Re: Zoom in on Vectors or High Res Images in 3d; Motion 3
on Mar 9, 2009 at 8:02:49 pm

Sort of...
The illustrator file was created at 720x480. I'm asking how to zoom into this illustrator file keeping its vector qualities to avoid pixellation as I zoom into it. For example when you zoom into a bitmap image of a circle in Photoshop, you see pixels, not the smooth curve of the circle; but when you zoom into a vector image of a circle in Illustrator, you don't get the pixellation, it stays a smooth curve. How do I get this (vector, lossless quality) in Motion?


Return to posts index


Stephen Smith
Re: Zoom in on Vectors or High Res Images in 3d; Motion 3
on Mar 9, 2009 at 8:30:53 pm

Okay. In Illustrator, save it as an Illustrator Document, make sure Create PDF Compatible File is checked. Import the file into Motion. Open up the Project Pane. Click on the Media Tab. Select the file. Uncheck Fixed Resolution and you should be golden. Hope this helps.




Stephen Smith
Salt Lake Video

Check out my DVD Money Making Graphics & Effects for Final Cut Studio 2


Return to posts index

Andy Bis
Re: Zoom in on Vectors or High Res Images in 3d; Motion 3
on Mar 10, 2009 at 8:10:04 pm

Wow, I don't have a chance to try this yet; but if it works... and it sounds like it will... Then thanks a lot!!!! This will save me so much time and stress....


Return to posts index

Stephen Smith
Re: Zoom in on Vectors or High Res Images in 3d; Motion 3
on Mar 11, 2009 at 12:14:37 am

It works great. Happy to help.





Stephen Smith
Salt Lake Video

Check out my DVD Money Making Graphics & Effects for Final Cut Studio 2


Return to posts index


Andy Bis
Re: Zoom in on Vectors or High Res Images in 3d; Motion 3
on Apr 17, 2009 at 5:34:32 pm

Ok I've finally gotten back around to this project, Fixed resolution is working, but only in 2d... Am I doing something wrong still or does fixed resolution not work in 3d?


Return to posts index

Stephen Smith
Re: Zoom in on Vectors or High Res Images in 3d; Motion 3
on Apr 20, 2009 at 8:43:07 pm

It works in 3D and 2D.





Stephen Smith
Salt Lake Video

Check out my DVD Money Making Graphics & Effects for Final Cut Studio 2


Return to posts index

Stephen Smith
Re: Zoom in on Vectors or High Res Images in 3d; Motion 3
on Apr 20, 2009 at 9:01:10 pm

Andy, feel free to send me the Illustrator and project File.






Stephen Smith
Salt Lake Video

Check out my DVD Money Making Graphics & Effects for Final Cut Studio 2


Return to posts index


Andy Bis
Re: Zoom in on Vectors or High Res Images in 3d; Motion 3
on Apr 21, 2009 at 2:51:33 am

Thanks for the help again, I might do that.. I'll let you know.


Return to posts index

Stephen Smith
Re: Zoom in on Vectors or High Res Images in 3d; Motion 3
on Apr 21, 2009 at 1:49:44 pm

Sounds good.





Stephen Smith
Salt Lake Video

Check out my DVD Money Making Graphics & Effects for Final Cut Studio 2


Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]