Video Tutorial - Animated flightpath

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Video Tutorial - Animated flightpath

Postby PhotoGavin » Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:49 am

Here's a great little technique for those who make travelogue style slide shows from there holiday or vacation photo's. If you want to move the show from one location to another then this animation technique might be very handy.

You'll learn some simple layers and motion tips in this Youtube video.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=kpb7Xpv5eKE

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Re: Video Tutorial - Animated flightpath

Postby TinaJ » Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:06 pm

Another winner Gavin! Thanks! I have to do a show for some girls just back from Aruba, so this is just in time!!
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Re: Video Tutorial - Animated flightpath

Postby tdew » Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:17 pm

That's another great one, thanks Gavin.

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Re: Video Tutorial - Animated flightpath

Postby Alan » Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:37 pm

Brilliant! How neat is that. Well done Gavin.

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Re: Video Tutorial - Animated flightpath

Postby Frankie » Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:55 pm

Thanks, Gavin. Simple but very clever, particularly with the red line.

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Re: Video Tutorial - Animated flightpath

Postby BarbaraC » Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:05 am

Gavin, you have a wonderful knack for making anything seem completely simple, leaving a person with the thought, "Why didn't I, for goodness' sake, think of this one myself?" Well done!

One question: you pointed out the central squares on the red line as being what needs to be lined up with the exact spot where the line should begin. For whatever reason, I can't figure out why the line doesn't expand in both directions instead of only downward and in one direction. Obviously, I'm missing something basic. Can you fill in the blank spot for me? :(

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Re: Video Tutorial - Animated flightpath

Postby PhotoGavin » Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:37 pm

Thanks for all the comments.

Barbara, it's a very good question. Why doesn't the line grow equally from the centre?

Think about the beginning and ending positions of a layer. A layer will always change size from the beginning motion view to the ending motion view. By moving the line over the start point and shrinking it to 0%, one end of the line is already in the ending position. So only the other end of the line seems to change size to reach the ending point.

It's not an accurate science. If you look closely you may see the start point move a bit, but the eye naturally follows the object that moves most (the plane).

The reason I suggested moving the centre points to the start position is because layesr zoom in or out on those centre points.

I hope that helps.

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Re: Video Tutorial - Animated flightpath

Postby BarbaraC » Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:20 pm

Gavin, you tried hard, but I'm still puzzled by it. I can sometimes understand hugely complicated things only to fall on my face over something simple. I'm going back to watch your tutorial. Surely it can't be that difficult a thing to understand, can it? :(

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Aha! I rewatched that section of your tutorial, and now I understand. Thank goodness I'm not as stupid as I thought for a little while there. :D
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Re: Video Tutorial - Animated flightpath

Postby PhotoGavin » Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:35 pm

Excellent.

So if anyone is is struggling to figure this one out, Barbara will be answering all further questions on the matter :D

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Re: Video Tutorial - Animated flightpath

Postby BarbaraC » Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:54 pm

Will not. :evil:

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Re: Video Tutorial - Animated flightpath

Postby PhotoGavin » Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:08 am

Sorry Barbara, I was only kidding.

If anyone is stuck, feel free to ask me and I'll try my best to help.

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Re: Video Tutorial - Animated flightpath

Postby BarbaraC » Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:22 am

Gavin, I was kidding too. :D

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Re: Video Tutorial - Animated flightpath

Postby TinaJ » Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:37 am

Sooooo....:) where would one find a free map with decent resolution on the web? I might like to do this for a trip from Maine to Aruba.
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Re: Video Tutorial - Animated flightpath

Postby Studio7Productions » Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:45 am

Google Maps 1024 x 768 or whatever size you want
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Re: Video Tutorial - Animated flightpath

Postby TinaJ » Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:19 am

Thanks, I did google maps. Hard part is that I'm so picky. I wanted something that would show the east coast of the US, plus the island of Aruba, clear enough to show the flight path.
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