The Quadmap transformation layer lets you deform the shape of an element. For example, you can use it to create a drop-shadow effect on an element.
You can edit the Quadmap visually in the Camera view.
|1.||In the Timeline view, click the Add Layer button and select Quadmap.|
|2.||Do one of the following:|
|‣||Connect the Quadmap layer to the drawing layer that you want to deform.|
|‣||In the Network view, add a Quadmap module and connect it above the drawing element module that you want the effect to act on.|
|3.||In the Tools toolbar, disable the Animate mode to change the value for the Quadmap over the entire duration of the element.|
|4.||In the Timeline view, click on the Quadmap layer to select it.|
|5.||From the top menu, select View > Show > Control or press Shift + F11.|
The quadmap handles appear around the element in the window. There is also a pivot point at the centre of the quadmap frame that you can reposition.
|6.||In the Camera view window, use the Transform tool to move the points on the quadmap. Shift + click to select multiple points.|
The value of each point on the quadmap can be changed gradually. To do this, use the Quadmap module Layer Properties to attach the points to function curves.
Only the X and Y values of each point in the quadmap can be changed.
|Name||Lets you to rename the module.|
|2D Path||Changes the X and Y values simultaneously and control the velocity of the change.|
|Separate||Changes the X and Y values separately. Each one can be attached to separate function curves.|