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pablo
rotating text around a sphere at an angle
on Aug 9, 2005 at 1:07:29 am

Hi,

This is seriously p@#%ing me off - i have a sphere - i have a line of text which ive used the bend modifier to wrap around it. Ive linked the text to the sphere. I then rotate the sphere 360(which rotates the text) and its all fine.

However, what i want is to tilt the whole animation on a slight angle and this is where my problem occurs as this casues the sphere and text to wobble which is not what i want. Ive tried everythign i can think of - doing the animation in the local view and roating around the local axis of the object but nothing works.

Can anyone help me out here?

Many thanks

Pablo


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plainman007
Re: rotating text around a sphere at an angle
on Aug 9, 2005 at 1:41:30 pm

Hi pablo,

Im new to the forum. So excuse me if im replying to you much later. I dunno if youve already got help on this issue. But i dont understand what you mean by tilt the entire animation slightly. If you looking at doing the stuff which u see on universal pictures. Its a globe and UNIVERSAL comes seprately without the globe moving. But the text envelopes the globe and comes to the front. That could be achieved by drawing a circle spline around the globe and give a path constraint to the text. The text will then be able to only movel along the circle spline. Like a train on tracks. Reply if im on the wrong track and we can solve this not to worry.

Bye


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viveck
Re: rotating text around a sphere at an angle
on Aug 11, 2005 at 12:59:46 pm

add dummy parent to your globe and text. do whatever you want to do with the text and globe and then just rotate/tilt dummy

hope that helps

cheers
vB


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pablo
Re: rotating text around a sphere at an angle
on Aug 14, 2005 at 3:56:20 am

Hey thanks VB - actually someone outlined this in another forum i posted on and in much more detail yet for some reason i couldnt figure it out. Then i read your one line and it makes perfect sense (and works!)

Cheers

Pablo


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