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Colin PetersonInfinite "ground"
by on Oct 21, 2014 at 10:14:26 pm

I'm trying to have a ball 'roll' down a hill for an infinite amount of time, I have the ball rolling and rotating on the ground, and I've used Motion Tile on the ground to stretch it. But to create the idea of motion, I need to move the ground backwards, and eventually I run out of ground layer, because Motion tile won't continue on forever. What should I be doing? Do I create a loop of the ground in a precomp? Or is there an easier way to do this... Thanks for any input!

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Dave LaRondeRe: Infinite "ground"
by on Oct 21, 2014 at 11:05:13 pm

Instead of Motion Tile, you could use an oldie but a goodie: The Offset Effect. It the top & bottom of the "ground" image are seamless, it should work.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA

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Kevin CampRe: Infinite "ground"
by on Oct 21, 2014 at 11:49:18 pm

motion also has an offset feature, though it's less intuitively named 'tile center'.

if you animate the tile center y component, you should be able to make it look like is moving, rather than animating the position property.

Kevin Camp
Art Director

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