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manojit ghosesimulating "freeze transform" feature of 3D apps in AE?
by on Apr 10, 2013 at 12:37:28 am

is there a possibility to make the PSR of a null to have (pseudo)zero values after i move/scale/rotate to desirable values.
essentially what i am seeking is to be able to simulate the "freeze transform" feature in 3d applications.

thanks
m.

MG


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Walter SoykaRe: simulating "freeze transform" feature of 3D apps in AE?
by on Apr 10, 2013 at 12:51:41 am

You could add a new null. Hold shift while parenting the new null to the old null (this is new in Ae CS6) -- this will copy the transforms from the original null to the new null. (Pre-CS6, copy and paste PSR.)

Now unparent the new null, then parent the old null to the new null.

Your original null will now have zeroed-out transforms because they are measured locally relative to the new null, which had matching transforms in world space.

Walter Soyka
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Paul StevensonRe: simulating "freeze transform" feature of 3D apps in AE?
by on Apr 10, 2013 at 10:48:37 am

That's good to know Walter.


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manojit ghoseRe: simulating "freeze transform" feature of 3D apps in AE?
by on Apr 10, 2013 at 3:09:52 pm

hi walter,

thanks for your reply.
jusnt in case someone else needs this... i found a (sub)tool- "Zero" in the Duik toolset, which does what i wanted to the position in oneclick.

thanks
m.

MG


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Walter SoykaRe: simulating "freeze transform" feature of 3D apps in AE?
by on Apr 10, 2013 at 3:11:08 pm

That's cool. Thanks for posting back with the solution -- it's very helpful!

Walter Soyka
Principal & Designer at Keen Live
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
RenderBreak Blog - What I'm thinking when my workstation's thinking
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