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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.
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
Nils
03/11/2014
The overlaying works, but when I'm fitting it (and thus when I'm zoomed in, in the composition preview window) everything is pixellated, is this because I took the printscreens at a resolution of 1600*900? (the cropped size is 1500*700 because I had to cut of some Google symbols)
Chris
03/06/2014
Hi,

Your tutorial is amazing! Just thank you from a french guy!
Just a question, I have a problem when i link all the parents with the first layer (6"25): The layer 8, the entire earth, is distorted like a pierced blue ballon. The image 8 is like a trapeze and not rectangular... And when the parents are none, everything is fine. My images are 1480 by 1360. I did it one time with your dimensions, 864 X 480, and it worked well.
I need help, it's for a presentation... :S
umi
02/27/2014
@ Audrey Luce..Im also kinda new 2 A.E as well but...Try soloing the first layer by itself n see if it scales up or down. click the solo sqaure in the timeline beside the file u want to solo

@ smile...Once you finish project grab the created composition and put it into the Create a New composition icon. Right click said Icon and go to
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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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