I'm trying help out a co-worker. I'm also not the best with all the concepts, so here it goes.
We are creating an animation showing the orbits of satellites. We are also using a plugin that rotates and scales the images of the satellites. There are 839 time steps. We have a script that works for a single satellite, but now we have 7 to deal with. For each satellite, we have a latitude/longitude/bearing/altitude. The first of these three are passed into the plugin. The difficulty is that the satellites vary in height and can switch as to which one is at a higher altitude.
From my understanding, we need a layer for each satellite and examine the altitude to determine the layer ordering. Any suggestions as to an easy method or point me to a solution elsewhere?
I concur: Making the layers 3D will make depth sorting easy. Even the slightest change along the z axis would cause layers to be sorted correctly. Hence, using an expression that slightly shifts the separate layers along z axis based on altitude should do it.