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Dan Franzenshapes and z space in motion 3
by on Jul 3, 2012 at 2:26:24 pm

I am finding this hard to explain so let me know if I need to clarify anything.

I am trying to create a path that starts going from left to right then goes into Z space and then back forward to the original plane. From a top view it would look something like this __/__ . I started making a straight line, going to the top view and adding in points, but I cannot change those point locations in Z space. Only on the orignal plane X and Y axis.

Is it possible to do this?


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Mark SpencerRe: shapes and z space in motion 3
by on Jul 3, 2012 at 2:37:11 pm

Shapes can only exist in 2-D planes in Motion - the plane can be oriented in any way, but all the shape points must be on the plane (they only have X and Y coordinates). However, a motion path can have points anywhere in X, Y, or Z. So there's usually a way to accomplish what you want to do with another method.

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Mark Spencer
Freelance Producer/Editor/Motion Graphics Artist
Apple-certified Master Trainer
Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
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Stephen SmithRe: shapes and z space in motion 3
by on Jul 3, 2012 at 3:39:07 pm

Sorry, you can't change a control points Z position. If it is a line or something you will need to make more then one. Hope this helps and best of luck.

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Dan FranzenRe: shapes and z space in motion 3
by on Jul 3, 2012 at 9:19:45 pm

Thanks for the quick help!


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