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  • Walter Soyka

    June 19, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Give this a spin:


    x = effect("Point Control")("Point")[0];
    y = effect("Point Control")("Point")[1];
    z = effect("Slider Control")("Slider");

    zoom = thisComp.activeCamera.zoom;
    depthScale = zoom / (zoom + z);

    offset = [x,y] - [thisComp.width/2, thisComp.height/2];
    scaledOffset = offset * depthScale;
    [thisComp.width/2, thisComp.height/2] + scaledOffset;

    You’ll need to provide your own values for x, y and z.

    Walter Soyka
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  • Graham Quince

    June 19, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Works brilliantly. Thanks very much – I lost hours on Sunday looking for the answer.

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