Z Displace with multi-object doesn't do anything

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Z Displace with multi-object doesn't do anything

Postby IndyJones1023 on 04/16/2019, 8:08 am

I have a text layer in E3D that rotates into position. After that, I want a row of periods to zoom in from behind the camera to the word to create an acronym.

The periods are a separate text layer in group 2 (the word is in group 1). Under group 2 I enable Multi-Object, then want to displace the periods behind the camera and set a keyframe, then park them in their normal state (snuggled in between each letter). But using the Z Displace does nothing. If I fiddle with X and Y Displace the periods move appropriately. Just not along the Z axis.

Any advice?
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Re: Z Displace with multi-object doesn't do anything

Postby star+circle on 04/16/2019, 9:23 am

Not sure what the problem is there, but you can assign the individual parts to Aux channels and animate them that way.
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Re: Z Displace with multi-object doesn't do anything

Postby IndyJones1023 on 04/16/2019, 9:30 am

Yeah, too much work. It should be dead simple. Instead I used the Animation Engine to move the line of periods from one state to another.
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