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Putopian vohra
Concentric squares
on Nov 16, 2011 at 7:19:24 am

Hello all
This is my first post in this forum.
I have two doubts.
1) How can I create concentric squares with animation like this

2) How can I create a perfect circle/square in a comp with a non-square pixel aspect ration? Even when I press shift while creating the path, it appears stretched.

Thanks
Putopian


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Brian Charles
Re: Concentric squares
on Nov 16, 2011 at 3:51:29 pm

Use Radio Waves (Effects >Generate>Radio Waves) and set the shape to a 4 sided polygon then rotate it 90 degrees.

You can animate the frequency, expansion and colour of the waves.



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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Concentric squares
on Nov 16, 2011 at 3:59:40 pm

As Brian has suggested, Radio Waves will do a good job. Shape Layers are also worth a look into.

As for your perfect squares and circles, stay away from non-square PAR comps - it's really as simple as that. IOW, stay away from working in non-square PAR comps. All it does is to create lots of unwanted issues.

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Michael Szalapski
Re: Concentric squares
on Nov 16, 2011 at 5:04:29 pm

However, if you must work with non-square pixel aspect ratio comps, make sure to toggle the pixel aspect ratio correction switch.

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Walter Soyka
Re: Concentric squares
on Nov 16, 2011 at 6:42:54 pm

[Michael Szalapski] "However, if you must work with non-square pixel aspect ratio comps, make sure to toggle the pixel aspect ratio correction switch."

Indeed. It's right below the comp viewer and it looks like this:

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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Concentric squares
on Nov 16, 2011 at 6:55:22 pm

[Michael Szalapski] "if you must work with non-square pixel aspect ratio comps"

meh? I've never had a scenario where I've had to work within the confines of a non-square PAR comp. Even AI provides for only square-pixel PARs presets. Photoshop still allows for non-square PAR presets but I think that may go out of the window in due time.

Cheers
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Putopian vohra
Re: Concentric squares
on Nov 17, 2011 at 5:28:27 am

Thanks everyone.
It helped me very much.

Putopian


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