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Animation Help

Nov 8, 2011, 12:26
Post: #1
Animation Help
Hey guys,

I really need some help with an animation.

I need to make an object rotate around a picture of a building.
The object has to both go in front of the building and then behind it

I have no clue how to do this so any help would be awesome

Thanks
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Nov 8, 2011, 13:25 (This post was last modified: Nov 8, 2011 13:28 by diginin.)
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RE: Animation Help
(Nov 8, 2011 12:26)elvithril Wrote:  Hey guys,

I really need some help with an animation.

I need to make an object rotate around a picture of a building.
The object has to both go in front of the building and then behind it

I have no clue how to do this so any help would be awesome

Thanks

Depending on how smoothly the object must move, and how long it must take, it could take a while. Do you have the two images for upload so I can check them out?

Start with your two layers, the bottom most being your background. Make a new layer from visible. Move your new layer down to the bottom. Move the object to it's new position. It would be good to have your two working layers partially transparent so you can see how far you have moved the object. Otherwise you can work with guidelines to help you. Make a new layer from visible, move it to position two (bottom-to-top). (Wash, rinse, repeat) until the object has completely moved across the front.

As you start the elliptical motion towards the back of your building, you will have to move and resize the object to give the appearance of moving backward (away from the viewer). In order to get around the building, you will have to use a layer mask to start making the ball disappear. I would recommend using the quick layer mask and a gradient White to Black to give you a nice soft edge. Again, making a new layer from visible each time. You may want to duplicate the object. I am not sure if creating from visible works with a layer mask that is not applied.

After all is said and done you can go to filters and animation and optimize for gif.

If this is all too greek for you, please think about looking for the terms that you may not know in this forum. These things are all well described here.

I hope this helped a little. I have attached an example. By turning the layer visibility on one at a time from bottom-to-top, you will see a playback of your animation.

   


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Nov 8, 2011, 22:15
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RE: Animation Help
WOW!

Thanks so much, this really helped me Big Grin
I got this now,
You sir are the king of awesome!

Thanks again Woo!!!
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Nov 9, 2011, 18:29
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RE: Animation Help
(Nov 8, 2011 22:15)elvithril Wrote:  WOW!

Thanks so much, this really helped me Big Grin
I got this now,
You sir are the king of awesome!

Thanks again Woo!!!

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You are welcome, and I am just glad I could help.

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