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Eftychia Maria Kondyli
After Effects / Lines & Circles
on Jan 26, 2017 at 8:47:24 pm

Hi everyone, I am trying to create something like this
https://stripe.com/connect
with the lines coming in and out of the circles. I tried a few things but I can't get it to look as natural as in the reference above.. Does anyone have any suggestions of how to do this?
Thank you in advance.


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Greg Gesch
Re: After Effects / Lines & Circles
on Jan 26, 2017 at 11:03:31 pm

Hi Eftychia, you could create the paths (make sure they go off screen at the start and end) and then use the Vegas Effect - Stroke = mask path, Segments = 1, Length = 0.1?, then keyframe the Rotation.


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Jeremy Paul
Re: After Effects / Lines & Circles
on Jan 27, 2017 at 8:21:57 am

Yeah the vegas seems like a correct approach. However, notice that the OP's beams (or whatever) have a lot more width at the start then at the end.

The vegas beams are pretty much constant width.


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Eftychia Maria Kondyli
Re: After Effects / Lines & Circles
on Jan 27, 2017 at 9:10:50 am

Hi Jeremy, thank you for taking your time on this. I tried the vegas effect in the comp that I am working on and it looks quite well. You are right that the beam's width is pretty constant, but I think it quite close for now.


Someone on the adobe forum suggested using the Trapcode 3D Stroke or Cinema 4D Lite, in case you want to try that; I am not very familiar with those yet, but I might give them a try as well.


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Jeremy Paul
Re: After Effects / Lines & Circles
on Jan 27, 2017 at 4:06:21 pm

NP. I am not familiar with them too. If you do try and have time, post the results. Would love to see them.


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Eftychia Maria Kondyli
Re: After Effects / Lines & Circles
on Jan 27, 2017 at 8:59:20 am

Hi Greg, thank you very much for you reply, the vegas effect seems to working very well for the result I am looking for.


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