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  • Just saw this the other day and would like to do something similar… how do I do it best?

  • Matt Sonberg

    April 1, 2005 at 4:40 pm

    https://www.brandnewschool.com/movie.php?aID=196&aMovie=CBS_75_National.mov

    Someone just referenced this a few days ago, but I was curious as to what the best way to do it would be. I created a PS file already with all the pic’s in it so that I have everything where I want it. Then I adjusted the anchor points for the pic’s and rotated them 90 degrees to have them standing up right. Now where I’m having trouble is:

    Do I animate the comp so that it is changing position?

    or

    Is it better/smarter/easier somehow to animate a camera along a path? I was just trying to draw a path in Illustrator, but for some reason it’s not copying into AE to use as a mask.

    Thanks for the help!

  • The Crabster

    April 3, 2005 at 12:51 am

    I personally prefer to animate a camera around the comp rather than the comp around the camera. I think that it is easier to do. First, I would create a null object and postion it somewhere near the center rear of the comp. then I would create a camera and parent it to the null object. This way you can get that swooping motion of the camera. Now all you have to do is animate the rotation and position properties of the null object. Don’t do anything with the camer properties. It should look very similar.

    As for the reason that Illustrator is not copying to the clipboard, there is a preference that you have to check. It is in Illustrator under Preferences > Files & Clipboard. Just click the box that says Copy as: AICB. This should fix your problem.

    Hope all of that helps and is easy to follow.

    Christopher R. Abbey

    “Motion Graphic Artist”
    https://www.crabbey.com

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