I need to make something like this in After Effects. Now, it would have been easy if the zoom effect origin was in the center, but I need it on some other point, so the borders of the billboard (see my screenshots) keeps snapping to composition, and I can duplicate layer multiple times to create a never ending effect.
Since I can't find the perfect anchor point location, when I duplicate layer, the two doesn't seem smooth when intersection happens. See this, you will understand.
My question is, do I need to do some hit and trials to find the correct location of desired anchor point?
Now, another problem I faced in scale effect is this. The scale speed decreases, I don't know why, with time. This also makes someone notice that there's the intersection of multiple layers.
Here are some helpful screenshots: