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Rory Walsh
Arrows in AE
on Jul 14, 2014 at 11:19:42 am

Good morning. I have recently started learning to use AE, so my knowledge of any keyboard shortcut is super basic. I recently got a request to do an arrow on a map pointing to a specific country, and I had managed to somehow illustrate the arrow without actually creating one, but the client requested a different effect to be made on it, because they'd rather have the arrowhead come out first, then get to the desired country.

I´ve found a video on youtube that shows exactly what I need, however the video doesn´t really show what things he selected, or if he´s copying and pasting, etc. I guess for a complete beginner like me it´s hard to understand.

This is the video I´m talking about

So I guess my question is, could someone please help me understand what exactly is happening here? The final result is perfectly close to what I need, so it´d be extremely useful to be able to do what this person did. Thank you very much in advance to anyone that takes the time to watch the video.

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Brian Charles
Re: Arrows in AE
on Jul 14, 2014 at 3:56:38 pm

The author is demonstrating the use of expressions to link properties together. This is achieved by alt/option clicking on the time-vary stopwatch to invoke expression mode. Then the properties are linked using the pick-whip.

Look up expressions in After Effects help.

I've re-created the arrow as demonstrated here:

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Liran Tabib
Re: Arrows in AE
on Dec 18, 2015 at 9:26:36 am
Last Edited By Liran Tabib on Aug 7, 2017 at 12:00:08 pm

These Arrow preset/script and tutorial would help:

good luck

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