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  • BBC News Graphics help

  • Dylan Loughran

    February 22, 2023 at 3:43 am

    Hey everybody I’m Dylan from the United Kingdom. Belfast to be precise. I’m want to remake some BBC News graphics but I’m having trouble moving the place names about. Can somebody tell how to do so?. I have autism and it’s really really annoying me


    Thank you so much!

  • Andy Kiernan

    February 22, 2023 at 9:50 am

    Hi Dylan

    can you share an image of what you are trying to achieve?

    If this is it,,, Create the BBC World News Ident in After Effects ✔ – YouTube

    For text, make text layers 3D, place them where you want, and attach to a null and use this to rotate them. Use Auto-orient to camera so they always face forward

  • Graham Quince

    February 22, 2023 at 1:45 pm

    I love that tutorial. Matt Smart really nailed the look.

    Just to elaborate on Andy’s bit about the text, I made a tutorial a couple of years back showing how to link 3D text to geographic coordinates, if that’s any help:

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  • Dylan Loughran

    February 22, 2023 at 5:18 pm

    Thank you. How do you rotate the null?

  • Dylan Loughran

    February 22, 2023 at 6:22 pm

    So I am rotating the null and how do I do that?

  • Andy Kiernan

    February 23, 2023 at 9:23 am

    I have made a basic example for you to look at. There are 3 text layers, made 3D and moved in 3D space, a 3D null as a centre point, the text layers are parented to the null, then I selected all text layers, went to transform in the menu and applied Auto-orient to camera. The y-axis on the null is then animated to move all texts.

    I hope this helps you

  • Dylan Loughran

    February 25, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    i can’t open it with that version, but thanks anyway

  • Dylan Loughran

    February 26, 2023 at 10:30 pm

    Andy thank you for the advice. After trying & trying I got the place names to move using your advice

    Does anyone know how to recreate this on after effects?. It’s just the endboard. I can make the rings with help from a YouTube tutorial and the placenames. It’s just the 3D Aglobe I would love to make. if you don’t I totally understand. But I’m dying to ask someone lol

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