5 Replies Latest reply on May 18, 2007 1:24 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Skewing an overlaid image onto a 3D globe (repost)

    TrentSC Level 1
      Reposting through the Adobe forum

      (Running Fireworks 8 on Windows XP SP2 with updates...)

      I have an image of a globe and I'd like to overlay a symbol onto it, at the same time skewing it so that the overlaid image follows the contours of the image underneath. I've played with the 'skew' tool a little (you can tell I'm a beginner!) and managed to adapt the four corners, but I haven't yet managed to achieve what I'd really like, as the curves aren't yet dealt with correctly.

      If I've been able to explain myself, I'd really appreciate some step-by-step advice as to how I might be able to do this.

      Many thanks.
        • 1. Re: Skewing an overlaid image onto a 3D globe (repost)
          Level 7
          Just spotted this, can't stay and explain but perhaps this will help...

          http://www16.big.or.jp/~nansya/fwmx/NN_transform/index.html

          Back later

          Peter
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          "TrentSC" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          | Reposting through the Adobe forum
          |
          | (Running Fireworks 8 on Windows XP SP2 with updates...)
          |
          | I have an image of a globe and I'd like to overlay a symbol onto it, at
          the
          | same time skewing it so that the overlaid image follows the contours of
          the
          | image underneath. I've played with the 'skew' tool a little (you can tell
          I'm
          | a beginner!) and managed to adapt the four corners, but I haven't yet
          managed
          | to achieve what I'd really like, as the curves aren't yet dealt with
          correctly.
          |
          | If I've been able to explain myself, I'd really appreciate some
          step-by-step
          | advice as to how I might be able to do this.
          |
          | Many thanks.
          |


          • 2. Re: Skewing an overlaid image onto a 3D globe (repost)
            TrentSC Level 1
            Thanks for the suggestion. I gave it a go, but it didn't seem to do the trick. Quite possibly it's because the image I'm trying to distort is made up of several elements, all grouped together. And it would be a nightmare to do them individually, as they have to distort together to gain the right perspective.

            Appreciate your help, though!

            quote:

            Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
            Just spotted this, can't stay and explain but perhaps this will help...

            http://www16.big.or.jp/~nansya/fwmx/NN_transform/index.html

            Back later

            Peter
            ________________________
            "TrentSC" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
            news:f2aatm$n4e$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            | Reposting through the Adobe forum
            |
            | (Running Fireworks 8 on Windows XP SP2 with updates...)
            |
            | I have an image of a globe and I'd like to overlay a symbol onto it, at
            the
            | same time skewing it so that the overlaid image follows the contours of
            the
            | image underneath. I've played with the 'skew' tool a little (you can tell
            I'm
            | a beginner!) and managed to adapt the four corners, but I haven't yet
            managed
            | to achieve what I'd really like, as the curves aren't yet dealt with
            correctly.
            |
            | If I've been able to explain myself, I'd really appreciate some
            step-by-step
            | advice as to how I might be able to do this.
            |
            | Many thanks.
            |





            • 3. Re: Skewing an overlaid image onto a 3D globe (repost)
              Level 7
              Hi, sorry for rushing of earlier.

              I agree, it doesn't work if the objects are grouped - but I found that if I
              hide the objects that I don't want to transform ( by clicking the eye icon
              in the layers panel) and ungrouping the remaining objects, and the selecting
              them (by clicking on them with the shift key held down) it does work. But
              perhaps not well enough, I cannot think of any other method to achieve what
              you trying to do. I'll be interested in any other feedback you get.

              Good luck.

              Peter
              ________________________


              "TrentSC" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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              | Thanks for the suggestion. I gave it a go, but it didn't seem to do the
              trick.
              | Quite possibly it's because the image I'm trying to distort is made up of
              | several elements, all grouped together. And it would be a nightmare to do
              them
              | individually, as they have to distort together to gain the right
              perspective.
              |
              | Appreciate your help, though!
              |
              |
              quote:

              Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
              | Just spotted this, can't stay and explain but perhaps this will help...
              |
              | http://www16.big.or.jp/~nansya/fwmx/NN_transform/index.html
              |
              | Back later
              |
              | Peter
              | ________________________
              | "TrentSC" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
              | news:f2aatm$n4e$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              | | Reposting through the Adobe forum
              | |
              | | (Running Fireworks 8 on Windows XP SP2 with updates...)
              | |
              | | I have an image of a globe and I'd like to overlay a symbol onto it, at
              | the
              | | same time skewing it so that the overlaid image follows the contours of
              | the
              | | image underneath. I've played with the 'skew' tool a little (you can
              tell
              | I'm
              | | a beginner!) and managed to adapt the four corners, but I haven't yet
              | managed
              | | to achieve what I'd really like, as the curves aren't yet dealt with
              | correctly.
              | |
              | | If I've been able to explain myself, I'd really appreciate some
              | step-by-step
              | | advice as to how I might be able to do this.
              | |
              | | Many thanks.
              | |
              |
              |
              |

              |
              |
              |


              • 4. Re: Skewing an overlaid image onto a 3D globe (repost)
                Level 7
                What happens if you flatten the objects first?


                • 5. Re: Skewing an overlaid image onto a 3D globe (repost)
                  Level 7
                  Doesn't work with that command, they need to be vector objects.

                  "Anthony Bollinger" <tonyb7@DONTsendto.org> wrote in message
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                  | What happens if you flatten the objects first?
                  |
                  |