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stig olsen
Arrows
on Oct 21, 2013 at 9:25:42 am

Hi,

Im going to do an animation with some arrows following some lines of a body.

When the arrows move from the feet and up the legs I want the arrows to bend as if they are following the lines of the body.

Any suggestion?

Stig


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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: Arrows
on Oct 21, 2013 at 3:14:32 pm

I haven't tried this before, but could you use the body graphic as a custom Displacement Map?

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


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stig olsen
Re: Arrows
on Oct 21, 2013 at 3:17:59 pm

Hi Joseph,

You can see what Im trying to achieve here -






Stig


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Kevin Camp
Re: Arrows
on Oct 21, 2013 at 6:35:09 pm

you'd create a path on a solid and use the stroke effect to animate the line, or create a path as a shape layer and use the stroke property and use trim paths to animate the line.

then you can select the mask/path property and copy/paste it onto a layer that will be the arrow head. right click that layer and choose transform>auto orient and select along path. then adjust the timing to match the line.

Kevin Camp
Senior Designer
KCPQ, KMYQ & KRCW


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stig olsen
Re: Arrows
on Oct 22, 2013 at 8:22:15 am

Thank you,

Kevin, I can have the arrows follow the line, but with your method I cant have the arrows bend to follow the curves of the body. like in 3D. Any suggestion?

Stig


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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: Arrows
on Oct 22, 2013 at 7:00:59 am

To get the arrows to follow the shape of the body I can think of 2 ways:

1- 3d arrows following a path- Zaxwerks 3d Serpentine.

2- animate an arrow flow on a flat layer, precompose and distort in 3d to follow the shape of the body using Free Form or FreeForm Pro.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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Jason Jantzen
Re: Arrows
on Oct 22, 2013 at 7:59:03 pm

Or use C4D spline wrap ;) I know, not AE, but some things aren't always an AE job.

Jason Jantzen
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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: Arrows
on Oct 23, 2013 at 12:17:03 am

You might give the Puppet Tool a try. It will allow you to warp your arrows, but you would have to do all the keyframing of points by hand.

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


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