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how to make a car drive on a map? 24 Jan 2013 15:31 #20339

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Hi, i know i have seen a video of a plugin or template or something where you could draw a line on a map, choose a car and made that car drive on the lines that you made on the map.
i guess you made the map as a background picture.

anyone know what plugin/template/generator this is?

I think it was on youtube that i was watching a tutorial that descibed this, but i cannot find back to it ;)

anyone can help?
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how to make a car drive on a map? 24 Jan 2013 16:38 #20345

is this what you had lost?

www.rippletraining.com/categories/free-s...=fs-motion-graphics#

Episode #170

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how to make a car drive on a map? 24 Jan 2013 17:39 #20346

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hi, thanks for your reply, but this is not the correct video/tutorial.
i´ll take a look at this also, but there was a other one. hmm..

i remember that they used a google map as background, he drawed a line along a road, chosed a car and the direction of the way the car went, then the car followed that line.

i would like to use that in the video of our 7320 km road trip with our caravan through europe ;)
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how to make a car drive on a map? 24 Jan 2013 20:34 #20358

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Super simple.

Place your car image in the Motion project. Apply a Motion Path behavior. It gives you a default horizontal line. Click on it to make more points, move them around, adjust as you need.

You can also draw a shape, and set the behavior's Path Shape to Geometry, drag and drop the shape into the Geometry well.

Either way, use the "Snap Alignment to Motion Path" behavior to make the car turn and align to the path.

Both of these are in the Basic collection of Behaviors.

Also check out my article here that is related. You'll combine both what I wrote here and this article for what I think you're looking for.
www.macprovideo.com/hub/motion/animating-map-lines-in-motion-5

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how to make a car drive on a map? 24 Jan 2013 21:30 #20363

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Hi, thank you for your support.. I´m very newbie to this, both mac OS and Final cut, so video tutorials are perfect for me.. ;)
do i need to buy the motion 5 to make this?

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how to make a car drive on a map? 24 Jan 2013 21:38 #20366

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Yes, you need Motion, and to learn the basics.

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how to make a car drive on a map? 24 Jan 2013 21:41 #20367

You do really. You could keyframe a graphic of a car over a map in FCPX but it would need to be done fully manually. To make it worse the only part of what we have in FCPX at the moment that is incomplete it's current function is animation. But even when it's finished, in what ever update to come, this is more of a job for a dedicated graphics package than an NLE.

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how to make a car drive on a map? 24 Jan 2013 22:09 #20369

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hmm, sounds complicated for a beginner like me. ;)

Are the some where i might can order a finished motion, ready for adding to my video in tcp?

question two: will I need Motion 5 to make a small "video" on top of my other video? sorry for the bad english.. ;) i have a time-lapse video, and while that is running in the background i thought about have a little square window in the corner with the map showing where we are on the trip. is this possible and if so, will i need motion 5 to this also?

thank you ;)
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how to make a car drive on a map? 24 Jan 2013 22:13 #20370

You can do picture in picture effects in FCPX. Just put the time-lapse in the primary storyline and the clip for the little square window above as a connected clip. Then you can scale/position the connected clip to the desired position.

The map isn't really a template thing. It would depend on your journey, so wants to be made specifically for that.

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how to make a car drive on a map? 24 Jan 2013 22:27 #20371

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forget the second question, i got that with picture in picture ;)
thank you for the tip for PiP i found a tutorial for it.. works like a charme, now its only the map left ;)
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how to make a car drive on a map? 24 Jan 2013 23:05 #20372

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Learning the basics of Motion is pretty easy, FYI.

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how to make a car drive on a map? 25 Jan 2013 08:40 #20387

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Hehe thanks.. i'm hooked on motion.. watching tutorials on youtube ;)

if anyone has links to great tutorials that i can learn from, i'll be greatful.

thanks :)
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macProVideo.com has a wonderful, extensive course on Motion for beginners. Ripple Training has great specialty courses for Motion. Here's a link to some free articles that are continually being added to, which anyone can easily follow.
www.macprovideo.com/hub/category/motion

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how to make a car drive on a map? 25 Jan 2013 16:14 #20413

Jordan's been talking about this idea too

www.larryjordan.biz/motion5-animate-a-track/

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how to make a car drive on a map? 25 Jan 2013 20:42 #20418

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hmm, how do i maximize the video in the screen? it got small. hmm..

but i think i´m in a direction against my goal:


what du you think?
any suggestions in how to make this better, I will be very happy ;)

cheers ;)
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how to make a car drive on a map? 26 Jan 2013 17:24 #20448

Hopefully you have considered the copyrights for your map background.

If it´s from google earth, you can find the informations for the legal use here:


google permissions

In my Country, (Germany) it´s not easy to find legal maps for use in public videos... :S

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how to make a car drive on a map? 26 Jan 2013 18:26 #20451

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hmm, did´t think of that.

i´ll have to look for a map i can use then.. but how do i resize the video in background to fill the screen?
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how to make a car drive on a map? 26 Jan 2013 20:35 #20458

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Well, it seems to be a solution in this kind of projects, if i add the © 2011 Google in the picture through the video, it will be enough since it is for personal blogging and internet media, not commercial video production.
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