2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 6, 2009 8:29 AM by RaycerX

    Trying to create a rotating word cloud

    RaycerX Level 1

      I'm trying to simulate one of the 3D word clouds you see popping up around the net these days. Here's an example (to the right in the header):

       

      http://tarasnovak.com/blog/2009/01/12/wordle-beautiful-and-compact-word-cloud-generator/

       

      What I've done so far is create all the words and then move them back and forth in z space so that I have something looking like a typical word cloud. What I can't figure out is how to get the words to orbit around a central point as well as have the words always facing towards the camera as the cloud itself rotates. I want to animate certain words rotating to the front of the cloud, but have had no luck figuring this out.

       

      Any help would be much appreciated.

       

      Thanks,

       

      Ray