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Ocean Byrne
Best way to leave a trail?
on Nov 11, 2019 at 7:53:33 am

I am moving some dots around my screen in rather complex paths, and I want them to leave a trail behind them, with occasional HL points at special places along the trail. I've don it just by animating one dot, in a pre comp and then putting an echo on the layer and it works great, except this ends up being a 3000 frame long thing and render times are hurting by the end of it.

Any suggestions on better ways to draw on complex trails, behind a separate moving object?

On a related but different note, tips on leaving a trail that tapers off in size? Like a cone shaped wind sock that follows your leader...

Thanks

Humble Pixel Farmer


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