Creating and animating a map composition


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Creating and animating a map composition

Chris Meyer: Now that I have my three individual city plates, I'm going to return to the Selection tool and place these on a map. Inside your Sources folder is a map at a pretty good resolution 1480x960, larger than the standard definition video comps we're creating. As you saw in the previous chapter it's good to go ahead and create elements that are bigger than you need so that you can pan around on them and do other tricks with them later on. I'll click on this USA map and drag it again to my new composition icon.

It'll create from the composition that is the same size as this map. I'm going to go ahead and change this down to fit up to 100% and auto resolution so I can see it all on my screen at once. I'll also drag the USA map comp up into my Comps folder to keep everybody together. Now that I have this map I can drag my cities on top of this map. I'll grab City 1, which was Denver, and drag it on top of Colorado. City 2, which is Dallas, and put it in ...

Creating and animating a map composition
Video duration: 5m 10s 2h 25m Intermediate Updated Nov 29, 2012

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Creating and animating a map composition provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 08: Nesting and Precomposing

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Video
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After Effects
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