David Mcsween shows how to achieve a classic map travel effect using a path object in Blender and letting a camera follow the path. This is a real world production example.

David Mcsween aka 3pointedit is using Blender professionally for Australian television. Once he had to create an animation of a dashed line moving ahead on a map with the camera following it. This is an effect that can be achieved quickly when you know how to do it right. So watch the tutorial to find out about the power of modifiers and constraints in Blender and how to render the final animation in Cycles.

The treasure map image used in this tutorial can be found here on Wikicommons.

Make sure to check out David's YouTube channel for more interesting tutorials on motion graphics in Blender and the VSE.

 


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