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Ocean Byrne
Scale horizontal position but not scale? (Timeline)
on Jul 3, 2019 at 7:36:43 pm

I want to do a horizontal timeline with ticks, year text, and flags with various images and maybe text.
I'm gonna want to start out zoomed in looking at just 1 or 2 years (filling my 1920x), and by the end scale it down to have 20ish years.

When I scale it down, I don't want my images, dates, or ticks to squash horizontally.

I was thinking to put everything in a Timeline precomp, and then have an expression on all the elements inside Timeline so when I scale Timeline's x to 50% each element scales it's x up to 200% - but I'm not quite sure the exact mathematical equation on that (other than with these nice big round numbers) nor do I know much about the syntax?

I'm open to better ideas on how to do this, especially one that doesn't require putting an expression on every element...


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