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Ralph choueiriTrying to make a dotted line appear as a parabol on a globe and make both rotate (y rotate) together
by on Oct 2, 2011 at 9:35:01 pm

hi, i have created a globe, ( cc sphere) and a dotted line with a shape layer made the line parabolic as if its rising in the air from the globe from point A to point b. my problem is i want to rotate the globe on a 3d layer( y rotate) and i want the dotted line to rotate with it keeping point a and b.

your help is highly appreciated, i have a delivery to make and i'm stuck there...


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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Trying to make a dotted line appear as a parabol on a globe and make both rotate (y rotate) together
by on Oct 4, 2011 at 3:58:49 pm

Just saw this - hope I can still help:
CC Sphere is not a 3d layer. It can be linked using expressions to a 3d Null. On the Y axis it should be:

-(thisComp.layer("Null 1").transform.yRotation)

since CC Sphere rotates on the Y the opposite direction. You can then link your 3d layer of a dotted line to the Null and animate. When the line should go behind the sphere you need to mask that out.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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Ralph choueiriRe: Trying to make a dotted line appear as a parabol on a globe and make both rotate (y rotate) together
by on Oct 5, 2011 at 8:34:43 am

thanks ted, that got me pretty close, to have a better idea of the globe i m trying to create, check this link;
http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-video-6844637-world-network.php?st=3d4b6e4

i don't really know if this was made with AE... but anyways that's what i m trying to do... and thanks again


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constanti dinuRe: Trying to make a dotted line appear as a parabol on a globe and make both rotate (y rotate) together
by on May 31, 2014 at 12:16:46 pm

Any chance you solved the problem? i'm struggling here trying to get the same result as in the link


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