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Steve Bentley
Re: Beam Effect alternative
on Oct 21, 2019 at 11:50:53 pm

In AE 2017 ish and later you have the new "mask points to nulls" feature. So that will give you either the position of the end points of the spline or give you control over the end points of the spline.
This feature, "Create nulls from paths" is found under the Windows menu near the bottom (depending on what extras you have installed).
Choose the mask or spline in the layers and then go under Windows/Create Nulls from Paths and
pick whether you want to control the mask (spline) points with nulls or you want the spline points to control some nulls.
Then you can get your beam ends position info from those nulls.

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