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15/12/2016 12:07:30

Witchy
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Hi Guys, I'm back again looking for more help. I want to scale an aircraft so that it appears to be approaching the camera position at speed from behind. I have a character in the foreground. Surprised that keyframed scaling an object doesn't appear to be an option. Any ideas??
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15/12/2016 12:31:32

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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Witchy wrote:
Hi Guys, I'm back again looking for more help. I want to scale an aircraft so that it appears to be approaching the camera position at speed from behind. I have a character in the foreground. Surprised that keyframed scaling an object doesn't appear to be an option. Any ideas??

You may be able to in Prepare-->Object properties, but why not just keyframe it going towards the camera?
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15/12/2016 13:48:25

Witchy
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@ MrDrWho13 Thanks for the suggestions. Due to limitations on my machine I've had to make a scaled down set with a sky backdrop which is quite close to the foreground objects. I'm using the Millenium Falcon from the Star Wars set in the store and when I select Prepare > Properties. I only get the option to change the colours, nothing else shows up in the drop down menu.
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15/12/2016 13:54:55

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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Most video editors allow keyframing of a clip's location and size... both of which will need to change in order to do what you're talking about. Since you have to put it all together in an editor anyway, you might consider leaving the plane out of the muvizu scene and then add it back in the video editing environment.

If you use Hitfilm Pro, you can actually import a 3D model of a plane into your editor and animate it in full 3D space.

But the simplest approach would be to find a still image on a plane/jet whatever that is oriented in the direction you want, then keyframe the image in the editor.

If you can't find an image that's oriented the way you want, you could put a model of a plane in Muvizu, orient it it as needed, then take a screen shot of it. (Make the background transparent so it can be superimposed over existing footage in the video editor)

Another approach would be to film the plane in Muvizu on its own layer, and export the keyframed plane by itself WITHOUT any change in scale. Then when you superimpose the plane layer in your video editor you can easily keyframe the scale smaller as it moves away from the camera
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15/12/2016 14:17:49

Witchy
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Excellent suggestions PatMarrNC, thanks man. I should have realised that doing it in the editing stage would be much easier. Thanks again.
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15/12/2016 14:47:19

Rocque
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HitFilm has a free option, too, with a lot of the features that Pat was talking about. I believe they just ended their once every so often sale, but they have them every now and then. There are a lot of YouTube tutorials, and a forum. One person has a short YT video of some type of military aircraft like a harrier taking off in front of his house. It is really fun to see stuff like that.

Let us know when you finish your project, Witchy, so we can all see what you did.
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