Text around a globe
by Gib O'Connor on Aug 4, 2012 at 12:00:46 am
I know how to rotate text, but i don't get it to rotate around a globe or earth. It only rotates in front of the round object, can't get it rotating around it. Can any 1 help me out here ? Thanks guys :)
Re: Text around a globe by John Cuevas on Aug 4, 2012 at 12:52:09 am
There are probably a few ways to do this. But here is one method.
Step 1: Set your globe/earth layer to 3d. Add your text layer. Change the mask tool to circular, start from the center of your globe, press shift + cntl and make a mask on your text layer a bit larger than the globe---the diameter should be how far away you want your text to orbit the earth/globe.
Step 2: Twirl open your text and under the animate flyout choose "Enable Per-character 3d". Twirl down text and open up "Path Options" and choose Mask 1. Press "Shift+R" for rotation and rotate the text layer -90 degrees on the x-axis. Move back to your text animators and select Animate -> Rotation. For Animator 1, change the X Rotation to 90 degrees.
03 Final: Go back to the "Path Options" and use "First Margin" to rotate the text around your object. Add some lights, shadows to taste.
"I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work."
---THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.
Re: Text around a globe by Gib O'Connor on Aug 4, 2012 at 10:54:09 am
Thank you John, that was cool ! And only a few steps to do it :) But, now my text rotates around from left to right, how do i reverse that and make it go from right to left ?
And, can i make a 2nd text rotating on the globe a bit lower or higher ? And how do i make it rotate faster (speed)
Thanks again m8 :)