So I’m doing an animation in which the camera needs to view an ENTIRE object in the frame. Then it needs to zoom in (or rather, move forward) for a SUPER EXTREME close up, on a TINY little pin-prick spot of the model.
(The animation in question is all about zooming into a near microscopic level of a piece of metal… To the point where the previously smooth flat surface, looks like a rocky mountainous area on account of the extreme close up).
Obviously, conventional interpolation (such as linear or smooth) will NOT work for this. I’ve attached a video below of my animation with linear keyframing…
It starts off waaaay too slow, and in the final few seconds, the speed RAMPS right up to be crazily fast.
I know in After Effects, you get the ‘exponential scale’ option, which gives the entire process a consistent steady speed of ‘zoomy’ness’ throughout. I very much need to emulate THAT kind of movement with this animation here!
I’ve tried manually tweaking the keyframes to bring about a more consistent movement, but it’s just too difficult to get that smooth flowey look.
I’m sure there MUST be a way to achieve an exponential zoom like this. I just have no idea how.
Any help is GREATLY appreciated!