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malcolm DeSotounfolding a road?
by on Mar 14, 2012 at 4:09:55 am

So, I have this graphic based shot (no live action) of a winding road.

I'd like to have the road kind of expand or unfold from the base of the frame out into the distance.

I was thinking about taking the graphic of the road and splitting it up in Z-space and using animated masks to reveal portions of the road as it rolls off into the distance.

Just wondering if anyone's done something similar or has a more creative way of achieving the effect.

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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: unfolding a road?
by on Mar 14, 2012 at 7:27:36 am

I would recreate the road as a separate layer, getting smaller but not as much as in the drawing. Then I would precomp that, make it 3d and position it it space to match the drawing. In the precomp you can then animate a mask that reveals the road.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
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