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jayson palmer
Linking a Null Object w/ an Adjustment layer
on Jul 3, 2015 at 1:02:34 am

Hello. I'm trying to make a magnifying glass. I have the actual object in one layer. ***We'll call this layer A***

I then created a second layer with the magnifying Effect. ***Layer B***

Last, I have my footage. ***Layer C***

What I'm trying to do is Link layer A & B with a Null so that I can move them at the same time. I want the footage to look like magnifying glass is looking around.

My PROBLEM: I can't seem to figure out how to Link layer B with the Null. A will link fine, but any "generated effect" remains stationary.

Anyone know why this is and what I need to do to fix this?

Thanks!


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Derek Boettcher
Re: Linking a Null Object w/ an Adjustment layer
on Jul 3, 2015 at 3:01:47 am

What effects are you trying to link? Is it the magnify or others?

Best,
Derek Boettcher
Creative Management
BTH Media Group
http://bthmedia.com


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jayson palmer
Re: Linking a Null Object w/ an Adjustment layer
on Jul 3, 2015 at 3:50:25 am

Just the magnifying effect.

Basically I have a magnifying glass with I cut out in Photoshop as one layer.

Then I have the adjustment layer under that with the magnify effect.

Basically I want to link those two with a Null so I don't have to key frame both layers.

The end rest I'm looking for is the magnifying glass passing over my footage as if it's looking for clues.

I'll try and grab a screen shot if you think that'll make it easier to understand.

Thanks!


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Derek Boettcher
Re: Linking a Null Object w/ an Adjustment layer
on Jul 3, 2015 at 1:35:25 pm

OK well if parenting the lawyer to the null doesn't work, if you open the effect options, the magnify effect has a center control. Alt click the stop watch, and parent the x y values to the null xy values

Best,
Derek Boettcher
Creative Management
BTH Media Group
http://bthmedia.com


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jayson palmer
Re: Linking a Null Object w/ an Adjustment layer
on Jul 3, 2015 at 5:52:07 pm

Awesome! That's just what I needed! Thanks!


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