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Adam RoestenburgAnimated blip
by on May 10, 2011 at 6:07:33 am


I am trying to add an animated blip to follow the path of the rail line.
I want it to be reoccurring.

Can this be done in AE or is there an easier way in flash?

Any help would be great.

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Shahin GhahremaniRe: Animated blip
by on May 10, 2011 at 9:14:57 am

Ok Adam, yes there might be actually some ways for this, but I would draw a path and then create a round text character, like a dot or an O or something which is not really important at the moment as long as it looks like a blip on a radar, and link the character to the path, so that the character can move over the path by changing the text elements. then you can assign some effects to the text character and make it looks nicer, flashy with glow or something!
this is my way, hope it can help!


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Adam RoestenburgRe: Animated blip
by on May 11, 2011 at 7:36:25 am

Great thanks , got it working.

However, this works for one "blip" , how can a go about looping the animation.

I have tried , duplicating the layer and shuffling the key frames but its pretty time consuming , particularly if I want the blip to last the duration of a comp...

any ideas?

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Adam RoestenburgRe: Animated blip
by on May 11, 2011 at 8:15:00 am

I am sure this could be solved with an expression or enabling a sine value in the graph editor. I am not to savvy with expressions.

see image below.

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