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Steven JarboeHow do I do this?
by on Oct 30, 2012 at 8:39:34 pm

I am trying to get an image (a little dot photo that I made in Photoshop) to make a line from Point A to Point B in about 3 or 4 seconds. But I am unsure how to do so. If you are not sure what I am asking, here is a screen shot:

I am trying to get the blue dot to make many blue dots in a line from where it is, to Elektrozavodsk. Does anyone know how I can do this.

Sorry if there is a certain forum section for this sort of thing, I am new here.

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Kalyan TagoreRe: How do I do this?
by on Oct 30, 2012 at 9:55:23 pm

What I would do is ,
1. import that 'dotted line' image into after efects as a new layer...
2. Create a mask and animate the mask.

this mite be a mad idea...

A better idea is:
1. import the 'Dotted line' image as a layer in a new composition.
2. go to effets / Generate / write-on...

Thats all you can animate the dot-line within your desired time...

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Walter SoykaRe: How do I do this?
by on Oct 31, 2012 at 6:29:46 pm

If the dots can be dashed instead of round, you can easily create them with the dash and gap properties of a shape layer's stroke:

Otherwise, you might use a particle emitter like Particular, with a motion path emitter and a custom particle texture.

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