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chris brett
Re: What Are The Best Practices for Animation?
on Nov 3, 2016 at 10:22:01 pm

-- hi Jason -- I reckon you can do this with a mask - v quick and easy to test anyway....

1 ) draw mask path along pipes - you do not need to close path

2 ) delete fill and adjust stroke to width of dots and set to correct colour

3 ) go to dashes ( at the bottom ) and set size to 1 - should give dots

4 ) adjust gap to whatever

5 ) go to start and set keyframe on the 'offset' box

6 ) render this as a single reference frame ( maybe in a different colour ( ? )

7 ) import as a background to the dots layer just created

8 ) go to end of loop and adjust offset randomly ( probably around 1500 for a 30 second loop) then fine tune it to match where if would be the frame BEFORE the ref frame ( so you dont get a double frame )

---- never done this but reckon theres a fair chance this will give the right result and it should only take 10 mins or so to check it out --- good luck ............

-------------------------------------------------- chris ---

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