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  • Text counteracting camera move by 1/2 speed?

    Posted by Navarro Parker on June 5, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    A camera is zooming through Z-space as a series of text panels go by. The client has requested the text stay up longer (but other elements in 3D space moving normally).

    What kind of expression could partially counteract the Z movement of the camera? It’s like I want to parent the text to the camera, but only have 50% influence.

    Chris Scalzo replied 7 years, 1 month ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Kevin Camp

    June 5, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    maybe something like this:

    cam = thisComp.layer(“Camera 1”);
    value + [ 0, 0, cam.position[2] / 2 ]

    you could also just animate the z-positions of the text layers.

    Kevin Camp
    Art Director

  • Chris Scalzo

    June 6, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    could also do this if camera changes or if using in multiple comps with different camera names.

    cam = this_comp.active_camera;
    value + [ 0, 0, cam.position[2] / 2 ]

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