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Albert Kowalski
Auto-orient multiple layers as one
on Aug 12, 2019 at 2:30:29 pm


I have this problem. I have one big layer that act as a space background. It is very big (25000x20000), because there is lot of zooming in in the animation, so I need it to look full and majestic when it is far away and also not too thin when the camera come close. But when I have a wide angle shot and my camera moves a lot, I need to duplicate this layer, transform it horizontally and put it next to the original one, so my background is even wider.

Like this (without orienting them towards camera):

The issue is with a 'Orient towards camera' function. With one layer it works fine. But when I put multiple layers next to each other, and they are all Oriented towards camera, they are oriented differently and do not "stick" to each other. Like this:

So I'm looking for a way to make them act "as one". I cannot precomp them cause they're too big. I tried to parent them to the Null, and orient the null, but it doesn't work. Any other workarounds? Thanks!

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