Zoom in on multiple images

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by AnTaR3s, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. AnTaR3s macrumors regular

    AnTaR3s

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    #1
    Hey everyone

    I need to do a presentation of some stuff I am working on and I thought of one really useful but also cool feature. Problem: I don't know how to do it...

    In principle I have multiple images of some region in the sky with a lot of stars. One image is very wide and shows a large portion of the sky in low resolution. The next is smaller and shows a medium size region (with medium resolution) and the last one is very small and only shows a tiny region in very high resolution.

    Basically I want to overlay them and then make a zoom video from all the way out to the highest resolution.

    Does anyone know how to do such things? I would have Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator at my disposal, but maybe there are some other tools that can do this. :)

    thanks for any hints
    Antares
     
  2. fig macrumors 6502a

    fig

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    This would be fairly simple to do in After Effects. You could start with your first image and scale and adjust the opacity to simulate a zoom into your second image, etc.

    You might check out this tutorial at Video Copilot (great site for learning AE):
    http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/earth_zoom/

    The application is a bit different as this is showing a zoom in to Earth from outer space using images from Google Maps, but the concepts and techniques will give you a pretty good idea of how to accomplish what you're wanting to do.
     
  3. AnTaR3s thread starter macrumors regular

    AnTaR3s

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    This seems actually pretty easy with After effects, but I don't have access to the software...but thanks a lot for this video!! :)
     
  4. fig macrumors 6502a

    fig

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    If Adobe is still doing demo versions that are fully functional for 30 days you might be able to use something like that :)
     

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