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Jack Marck
Motion objects in group moving off coordinates/shifting
on Aug 27, 2010 at 4:41:50 pm

I put together a crosshair graphic with a reticle and segments of a circle in Illustrator, then into Photoshop as a layered PSD. This was then imported into Motion so I could animate the circle segments and parts of the reticle. The problem is, when I applied a tracker to the video, my circle segments float around instead of staying at 0,0.

Here's how the Crosshair group was organized:

CROSSHAIRS
>Circle
4 segment objects
>Reticle
Reticle objects

The Circle group would stay at 0,0 but the objects within that group all float. Any idea on how to solve this?


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zak peric
Re: Motion objects in group moving off coordinates/shifting
on Aug 27, 2010 at 5:50:29 pm

Thank you posting this solution, I am sure people will find it useful.


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Jack Marck
Re: Motion objects in group moving off coordinates/shifting
on Aug 27, 2010 at 6:04:53 pm

I edited the post. It was originally a solution but I realized that I had turned off the motion tracker, so the problem wasn't really solved. whoops.


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Stephen Smith
Re: Motion objects in group moving off coordinates/shifting
on Aug 27, 2010 at 6:10:26 pm

You need to adjust the Anchor Point of your group or objects of your scope. That will effect how they move with the tracker. Best of luck.

Stephen Smith
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Jack Marck
Re: Motion objects in group moving off coordinates/shifting
on Aug 27, 2010 at 6:32:06 pm

This circle segments rotate around the center of the reticle so their anchor points have to stay where they are unless I setup the rotation wrong...I used the "spin" behavior.

j


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Andy Neil
Re: Motion objects in group moving off coordinates/shifting
on Aug 27, 2010 at 10:50:40 pm

Your problem has to do with the spin behavior combining with the Match Move on individual layers. The solution is to clone the Crosshairs group, and apply the Match Move to the clone.

Andy

http://www.timesavertutorials.com


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