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Michele Poggi
Need Hints & Brainstorming: "3D Camera fly by with 3D Texts trough an extremely long Map"
on Aug 12, 2011 at 6:00:05 pm

Hi guys. :]

I need some help here, something I thought to be "easy" is turning out quite tricky.

Basic Info:

I have the Map of a Road, so something that on the original size touches the 40000 pixels on lenght, I resized it to be 1920*20000~ pixels since it will fit an HD video. On this map there are tons of texts that explain what there is at each meter of it and I have to matte paint them out to then re-create them in 3D linking them to the old place, just readable with fashion. Just this obviously really have it's weight on performance and working, but here are my doubts:

How I tried to do it:
I've tried with two straight ways plus a hybrid: link a Null to the 3D layer or use a Camera, then trying to mix up those tools.

Problems I had:
This thread and work will surely teach me something, at least a better way to do it. :]
The first problem is the LENGHT of the picture, with it every single command is EXTREMELY sensitive, so following curves and stuff become almost impossibile with both null and/or camera. Second, now I can't think of a good way to link the texts to their rightful place and then fly by following exactly the picture, with the exact same path and speed. Having such huge space to play with it's impossible and I can't have a good perspective of what is happening, so I think I should somehow do the Texts in some kind of Precomposition.. Or something.

I've uploaded a Frame example of what I'm talking about, in the picture you can see the old picture's text, that I should delete and manage.

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff95/Mike_of_the_Desert/Esempio.png

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Greg Burrus
Re: Need Hints & Brainstorming: "3D Camera fly by with 3D Texts trough an extremely long Map"
on Aug 12, 2011 at 9:30:14 pm

Have you tried using sure target. That might be a solution to jump from text to text or another point you set via a layer or null. You might have do more work to time it out so it flows evenly if you want to just flow though your whole map.

You also may want to check out some of the other AEcamera rigs that may work better for you like the simple camera rig.

http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/sure_target_2/

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Michele Poggi
Re: Need Hints & Brainstorming: "3D Camera fly by with 3D Texts trough an extremely long Map"
on Aug 13, 2011 at 1:16:10 pm

I didn't try it, I will take a look at those tutorial though I doubt they'll touch the essence of the problem here. Thanks for the tip anyway. ;]

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