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Chris Aboltcamera info to path
by on Dec 8, 2009 at 7:34:22 pm

Hi all, I am wondering if there is a technique or expression that will take the properties of a camera x,y,z
and convert them into path data. This way I will have a path in exactly the same length, direction and orientation as the camera??

I am very familiar with the opposite of taking a path shape to position keyframes.

Thanks in advance

Chris Abolt
Motion designer
Abolt Media

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Bartek SkorupaRe: camera info to path
by on Dec 8, 2009 at 7:55:53 pm

This works only in two dimensions. There is no way in AE to establish 3d path.
If you take a 2d layer's position copy all it's keyframes and paste it to the mask's path or shape layer's shape - you got the path, but if you do it with a 3d layer - it will take only x and y, and simply ignore the z value.

Bartek Skorupa
Warszawa, Poland

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alex dinninRe: camera info to path
by on Dec 9, 2009 at 11:59:07 am

A way round this would be to copy the camera's x & y position onto a mask, then use an expression for your object to follow only the camera's z position...

if you need me to I can knock the expression up for you


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