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

    Trying to create a rotating word cloud

    RaycerX

      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