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georox
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Spheric motion

Post by georox » Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:51 pm

Hi Everyone,
I have no experience in creating 3D animation in AS Pro (I have both 8 and 9 versions) and I need to make an animation reproducing the movement of a sphere, e.g. the Earth, like the one you can see in this Google web page:

https://www.google.it

Could you please give me the basic steps to achieve this goal?
Thank in advance.
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Re: Spheric motion

Post by sbtamu » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:27 pm

Create a half circle line using 3 points or use a triangle shape and delete one edge and use the curve tool to make it a half circle. Now add a image texture to it using a rectangle map of the earth. Enable 3d for the layer.
Sorry for bad animation

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Re: Spheric motion

Post by sbtamu » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:56 pm

Or you could do it like this. Make group, put a vector layer in it and make a circle with no fill. Duplicate it 2x. Now rotate one of the layers to x=90 and the other layer to y=90. Now just rotate the group layer's x and y to get the movements you want.

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Sorry for bad animation

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Re: Spheric motion

Post by arfa » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:05 pm

Here's one example that might help.
very cool [not my work - can't remember who for credit]

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georox
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Re: Spheric motion

Post by georox » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:32 pm

sbtamu wrote:Or you could do it like this. Make group, put a vector layer in it and make a circle with no fill. Duplicate it 2x. Now rotate one of the layers to x=90 and the other layer to y=90. Now just rotate the group layer's x and y to get the movements you want.

Image
Hi sbtamu,
This animation is exactly what I would like to do.
Would you be so kind to send me the .amne file?
Many thanks in advance.
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Re: Spheric motion

Post by sbtamu » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:05 pm

I didn't save the file but I can remake it or show you how in a video.

Here is an example.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3wu7yoskdd62mtp/orb.anme
Sorry for bad animation

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Re: Spheric motion

Post by georox » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:49 pm

Great sbtamu, thanks a million.
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