Im trying to make an effect that is similar to an animated map, to display traveling.
I have a sphere which rotates, as well as a camera that zooms from destination to destination, but im stuck at animating a glowing line so that its on the 3d earth layer, effected by the camera. The problem I'm having is that the globe is rotating and the starting/ending points are being effected by this. How can I cement the starting, and ending positions of the line, and also have the line effected by the camera?
Any advice on this it would be greatly apreciated!
Hope this is simple enough to understand.
-After Effects CS4
Are you creating the sphere within AE? If so, precompose the texture of the sphere and animate the line onto the map before it is turned into a sphere.