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Hope Holmesby
Flowers going in a circle - How to do it?
on Mar 10, 2013 at 1:47:14 pm

Hi, thanks for reading...

Would like to place 6 movies of blooming flowers on screen. They would be forming a circle on the screen, then have them all rotate around in a circle.

What I mean by circle is: Image the face of a clock and they are all rotating around the rim of the clock, equally spaced. All staying upright.

How can one do this easily, wo animating each one individually w its own key frames.?

Thanks so much for your thots..

Someone answered this in the other AE forum, but I dont know how to do what he suggested.

Warmly,
Hope

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John Cuevas
Re: Flowers going in a circle - How to do it?
on Mar 10, 2013 at 2:14:15 pm

Here is a CS5 version of the sample project. Take a look at that and if you have more questions, let me know.

5625_rotationcs5.aep.zip

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John Cuevas
Re: Flowers going in a circle - How to do it?
on Mar 10, 2013 at 2:21:05 pm

So I'm going to continue the conversation in this forum, if you have more questions.

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Vishesh Arora
Re: Flowers going in a circle - How to do it?
on Mar 10, 2013 at 2:21:43 pm

Hope

Parenting is what you need for this.

Steps:

1. Place all the Flowers on a circular path where you want them.
2. Using Pan Behind Tool(Press Y) move the anchor point at the center of the circle.
3. Create a Null Object at the center of the Circle.
4. Parent all the six flowers to the Null Object.
5. Rotate the null object only.

Check the example file:

5628_parentingtonullobject.aep.zip

Also check Parenting

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Vishesh Arora
Re: Flowers going in a circle - How to do it?
on Mar 10, 2013 at 2:24:44 pm

John beat me to it on another forum :D

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Hope Holmesby
Re: Flowers going in a circle - How to do it?
on Mar 10, 2013 at 3:58:38 pm

Dear Vishesh,

Thank you so much for taking the time to do this for me. Very kind of you.

I finally figured out how to do it from the other forum. As mentioned... John answered.

I guess if you want it in an elliptical path you just have to keyframe each item one at a time, into the elliptical shape?

What do you think?

Thanks so much both of you soooooo much....

You guys are great.
Warmly,
Hope

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Vishesh Arora
Re: Flowers going in a circle - How to do it?
on Mar 10, 2013 at 4:46:50 pm

Yes you are right. You have to copy the key frames.

Make an ellipse using pen tool on a solid. Press MM to reveal mask path and then press Cntl + C. Then go to position parameter of flower and then press Cntl + paste.

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Hope Holmesby
Re: Flowers going in a circle - How to do it?
on Mar 10, 2013 at 10:30:24 pm

Oh, this is very cool.....very clever...ok, great..
Loved Johns and your take on how to do....very clever, both of them.

Thanks again so much....

Warmly,
Hope

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Vishesh Arora
Re: Flowers going in a circle - How to do it?
on Mar 10, 2013 at 11:06:02 pm

Glad we could help Hope

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Hope Holmesby
Re: Flowers going in a circle - How to do it?
on Mar 11, 2013 at 1:29:48 am

(-:

love your blog....beautiful effect there now...w the auxiliary effect

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