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Ivo Dimov
how to position multiple images to coordinates?
on Sep 27, 2010 at 12:03:56 am

Hello everyone,

I usually give my best to find out the answers by myself but I`m having a difficult time with this one:

I`m creating a video of a map. The map itself is a simple image. I have a Null object and a Camera connected to the null. The Null changes its Position, Scale and Orientation and thus it creates the feeling that the viewer is floating over a 3D map.
My problem is putting the names of the cities to stay at their precise places and still stay at 90 degrees towards the screen (as 2D).
If i put them in the composition where the 2d image of the map is located - normally, they look flat sticking on the layer surface when the Null is changing its properties and thus I loose the effect.
If I put them in the comp where my null is - they look perfect but I cant find a way to position them right.
I hope you understand me...

Thank you for your time and suggestions!

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Michael Szalapski
Re: how to position multiple images to coordinates?
on Sep 27, 2010 at 2:34:00 pm

You can set the layers in 3d space and set them to auto orient towards the camera.
Or, if you want to go a bit more, try this technique.

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