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Bazil
05/22/2015
Thanks, very good tutorial!
Richard
02/20/2015
Pro version of After Effects? What does that even mean?
john
03/17/2015
it means a looooong time ago...
mariana
01/26/2015
how do you have the stills of the maps without the name of streets?
A.J. Flores
03/11/2015
Go to google maps. Click on the bottom left square "Earth", click in the nut on the bottom right and uncheck labels. Then click on Explore at the right of the nut to hide the pics. Next! lol
PS: Use photoshop to remove any lil watermark or detail unwanted.
Ben
10/09/2014
I can't seem to get this looking right. First of all trying to scale and line up the each image seems almost impossible because each image is at a slightly different angle so I have one part lined up but another part is out. Also once I have them all connected etc the images look blurry. I tried this for 5 hours and had no success. A tutorial on how to prepare the images from google earth in photoshop may be helpful.
hanna
12/16/2014
Hi Ben

I went through this one and got all the images right. Its a setting that tells you if its angled or not. However my problem is that its really blurry when i just zoom slightly in. I have no idea why this is happening! Anyone else knows if Im missing a setting or something?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Pq6vMeHcto
thenated0g
09/24/2014
7 years later and i still go back to this tutorial:
Just made this little video using it:
http://youtu.be/g-Pzw9whFME
Vu
09/08/2014
For some reason, I'm having problem from the get go. As soon as I'm done lining up all the images to each other, I unparent everything and then parent it to layer one. Problem is that only layer 1 shows up when as I scale. As I scale down, nothing but the black bg shows up. Using AE CS5.
Baz M
08/08/2014
For some reason the exponential option was greyed out after following the tutorial.

I tried testing the exponential function in a new comp with just a solid being scaled and for some reason the option wasn't greyed out and it worked.

I don't understand why the exponential function doesn't work in the zoom project and why it will work in a new comp.

If you are wondering about my workaround this was my method:

. While in zoom project create a new comp by clicking the "create a new comp button"
. Created a new solid (doesn't matter what colour)
. Set scale keyframes and match the to the keyframes in the zoom project
. Go back into the comp with just the solid in it and select both the scale keyframes - right click on them and select exponential scale (if you can!)
. Copy and paste the exponential keyframes from the comp with just the solid into it to the zoom comp

- This may not work for everybody but that worked for me.
I am not sure if I have the Pro version of After Effects or not (When I go to about "about after effects..." It just says "After Effects CS6", it doesn't say pro.
Simon
07/03/2014
Hi Farris,

Can I commission you to produce such a video for my website? If so, how can I get hold of you to discuss?

Thanks,

Simon
elem
04/03/2014
Hey
I need a zoom in FullHD from the "Earth" to Beirut. It have to be 30 secunde long. How much it cost if you do it for me?
Thank you.
sunny savage
06/24/2014
Aloha, How do I get in touch with you Farris? I'm interested in having something like this done from Kahului, Maui, Hawaii out to space.
Farris
05/10/2014
Elem I'll be happy to do it for you for $30.
Hunter
03/19/2014
Someone please help me! I have done everything exactly as instructed up to 8:45. I have created the keyframes and am now trying to add an exponential scale to my layer "1". But the problem I am facing is that the "exponential scale option is greyed out! I cannot figure out why. I created a new comp, and it worked. I even duplicated the clip and when I unpainted all the objects from it, it worked. Please help me
paul beauchamp
08/30/2014
I had to make the layer a 3d layer in order for this to work. I think you also have to be wary that you don't go below / above zero. I.e. if you start on a value of -200 don't go higher than 0. Likewise if you start at 200 don't go lower than 0!
sharon
05/01/2014
I thought I heard him say you needed the pro version of After Effects
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40. Earth Zoom
• Create a cosmic Earth zoom in AE
• Use masking and parenting to link imagery
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