I'm trying to create a grid (3x3) of pictures that flip individually with another picture on the back of the previous. Gradually the pictures flip quicker and quicker. I also want to control which picture flips and which stay. I found a good tutorial on this site which uses the card wipe to flip the pictures but I would like more control over which pictures flip and when. And I don't want to keyframe every picture because that will take to long.
I'm trying to create a "Timeline" of someone's day with pictures of events occuring throughout day. As more events happen, I want the pictures to flip quicker while having some stay up longer to signify a theme of that part of the event. Please if you having any suggestions or a better way to do this let me know.
You can use a gradient map to control when pictures flip in Card Wipe. Other than that I don't really have any better ideas. I mean, I can imagine setting up an expression, but somehow I think figuring out how to do that and then setting it up would take longer than controlling the Card Wipe.
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I was agreeing with Michael that Card Wipe was the easiest way to get the job done: Card Wipe can use a luminance map to determine the flipping order. It flips everything just fine... once!
But then, I re-read your post: "I'm trying to create a "Timeline" of someone's day with pictures of events occuring throughout day. As more events happen, I want the pictures to flip quicker while having some stay up longer to signify a theme of that part of the event."
Pulling that off is a pretty tall order. Lots of identically-sized images, lots of keyframing, and lots of work in 3D... and lots of planning. When the shot's done, it'll look great.
You'll make your life easier by setting up a 3x3 grid of 3D nulls, designed to rotate one picture on and the other off, like you'd hold the center of a playing card and flip it over to reveal the other side. You can use the 9 nulls over and over again to flip different images.
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