1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 23, 2008 3:43 AM by aniebel

    Rotating Globe

    alexmel7 Level 1
      Does any one have any suggestions for how I could make this rotating globe look more realistic:

      http://wri.eas.cornell.edu/Bishop%20Events/bishop_globe.html

      For some reason, the map moving over the edges of the globe looks fake to me but I'm not sure how to fix it. Thanks.
        • 1. Re: Rotating Globe
          aniebel Level 2
          Someone's made a circular bevel that's semi-transparent and placed it on top of a masked flat map which tweens from right to left. That's why it's not believable. The continents are not changing shape as they "rotate" around the globe. It's a quick fix but not a convincing animation.

          I'm not sure there is much you can do unless you import the frames (minus the bevel) into Illustrator or Photoshop and individually apply a bloat filter to each. Then reimport them back into Flash as frame-by-frame animations. Or...

          Go to istockphoto.com and purchase a more realistic animation. :)

          Good luck!