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  • Help required in making layers move along a path

  • Subramanyam S

    April 5, 2005 at 3:10 am

    I have been trying to make a photograph of a bull move in a horizontal circle,but am unable to do it.
    Please tell me how to go about it.
    Subramanyam S

  • Steve Roberts

    April 5, 2005 at 3:52 am

    Here’s one way:

    1. Make a new solid the size of the comp.
    2. Using the circle mask tool, hold down the shift key and drag the mouse to create a circle mask on that solid.
    3. With the solid layer selected, hit the M key to reveal mask properties. Select the word “mask”, and edit>copy.
    4. Reveal the position property of the bull layer by selecting the bull layer and hitting the P key. Highlight the word “position”.
    5. edit>paste. The bull should now move in a circle that matches the circular mask.
    6. You can delete the masked solid if you like.

    To adjust the speed of the path, drag the first and/or last keyframe. The others will follow.


  • Faiz ul Hassan

    April 5, 2005 at 8:08 am

    i m sorry Mr. Steve Roberts!

    u have composed wrong the word “mask”, it should read “mask shape” than it would work.


  • Steve Roberts

    April 5, 2005 at 11:50 am

    Ah. Good catch!


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