ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS: Forum Expressions Tutorials Creative Cloud

Trying to Create a 3D Word Cloud

COW Forums : Adobe After Effects

<< PREVIOUS   •   FAQ   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Ray Frake
Trying to Create a 3D Word Cloud
on Oct 6, 2009 at 2:54:45 pm

I'm trying to simulate one of the 3D word clouds you see popping up around the net these days. Here's an example (to the right in the header):

http://tarasnovak.com/blog/2009/01/12/wordle-beautiful-and-compact-word-clo...

What I've done so far is create all the words and then move them back and forth in z space so that I have something looking like a typical word cloud. What I can't figure out is how to get the words to orbit around a central point as well as have the words always facing towards the camera as the cloud itself rotates. I want to animate certain words rotating to the front of the cloud, but have had no luck figuring this out.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

Ray


Return to posts index

Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Trying to Create a 3D Word Cloud
on Oct 6, 2009 at 7:31:31 pm

To orbit from a center, create a Null layer and place it into the center of the word cloud. Then parent all the text layers to this Null. Rotate the NUll.

To always orient a layer towards the camera, use Layer>Transform>Auto Orient.

HTH
RoRK

Sell your AEPs with broadcastGEMs' DVD series of templates. Click here for more


Return to posts index

Ray Frake
Re: Trying to Create a 3D Word Cloud
on Oct 6, 2009 at 7:33:58 pm

I had a feeling it was something simple like that. Thanks very much for your help.

Ray


Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]