advice on mapping .jpg onto a solid within the zaxwerks plug in CS4
by Nelson May on Sep 1, 2014 at 8:59:54 pm
A few years ago I was able to create a rudimentary planet earth with text going around it with AE CS4 and Zax Proanimator 4.5. It was made in SD and now I need it in HD. I have been out of editing for 5 years and never really got into AE. Anyway, there was a tutorial on how to do this. I can't find that tutorial and can't remember now to start this from scratch. Via a Zaxwerks post I was told to make my solid setting - using the button "make comp size" which is shrinks the earth and text, when I go into the solid modification dialogue box. But I can't do it on the "mask" layer. I tried to manually change the comp size, but now I have a 720 comp with the "earth and text" clipped.
I remember this being such a simple exercise to make this. If we can't solve the problem with my current project, can anyone here make a guess on how to map the solid in the zaxwerks plugin in AE?
I remember creating a comp. I imported a .jpg of the earth (full image). I remember making a solid, then adding proanimator as an effect. Looking back at my old project, there is a mask, and somehow you had to map the earth picture to the sphere in the zax plugin. Is this simple enough to figure out. Can you give me steps.
Since I am using FCP3 and footage from and HVX-200 I set my comp size for HDX 1080/DVCPRO 720 (1.33). Am I correct here?
Here is a screen shot of my .aep session. The following .mov files is what I am trying to achieve in HD.