Friday, October 24, 2008

Creating Dynamic Views in Movie Maker

If you're making a movie in Google Earth, you might want to change the camera angle or altitude to change as you fly over different places. The best way to do this is to use placemarks, rather than a single path.

If you choose to have your movie follow a path, your camera angle and altitude will remain the constant along that path. When you create a placemark, you can create specific 'View' settings that affect the way it will appear in your movie. Mouse over each field in the 'View' tab for explanations of each term, or click Snapshot current view to apply your current view settings to that placemark.

In this way, you can make a more compelling movie that shows dynamic views.

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cflick said...

This works well to create the view you need, but is there a way to remove the pauses at each placemark? I need the position and altitude to change, but need the fluid movement of a path.

John said...

Sure, just set the pause time to 0. See

cflick said...

I've tried that and it doesn't work. You would think it would, but it doesn't. Any other ideas?

John said...

There will always be a slight pause as GE has to zoom in and then zoom back out of a location. In order to do this, it obviously has to stop and then reverse directions (leaving a pause).

You could control the movie manually and navigate wherever you wants to go in GE, however, you will lose the high resolution by doing so).