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Alex MannIncreasing viewable z-space
by on Mar 26, 2011 at 1:17:44 pm


I'm creating a flythrough involving the camera flying back through 100s of images. The animation needs to be fast, but it also has to be quite long so the distance between the cam's start and end point needs to be quite considerable.

Problem that I've got is that I'm arranging my images, but I've essentially run out of viewable z-space on the canvas, when viewing from top. My magnification-ratio is 1.5%, it won't go below that so, from this top view, I'm kind of having to arrange my images blind now. Short of stretching the composition preview window as wide as it will go (and I'm reached the extents of my monitor now) to get more viewable z-space, is there another way to create more? I'm not sure 'viewable z-space' is the right term, but hopefully someone knows what I mean and can tell me if there's a solution or not?

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Joey ForemanRe: Increasing viewable z-space
by on Mar 26, 2011 at 1:58:04 pm

Why not just use the Track XY and Track Z tools to zoom out and move around the comp view?

Joey Foreman
Editor/Compositor/VFX Artist

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Alex MannRe: Increasing viewable z-space
by on Mar 26, 2011 at 2:22:42 pm

Perfect solution :) Thank you very much!

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