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Jeremy Barnett
Tracking a shape to a trim path
on Dec 17, 2012 at 8:35:12 pm

Hi can anyone help, I have created a map route with a trim path and would like to add a flashing dot to the front of my trim path as it snakes around the screen, can't work out how although I'm convinced there mut be a simple solution

Thanks in advance


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Vishesh Arora
Re: Tracking a shape to a trim path
on Dec 18, 2012 at 10:01:10 am


After creating the trim path

1. Make a new White Solid(you can choose any color that you want).
2. Create a Circular Mask.
3. Press T to reveal Opacity. Now hold Alt/Optn and click on Opacity.
Create an express say wiggle(20,40.
4. Twirl Down Contents>Shape 1>Path 1. Select Path and press "Cntl/Cmnd +C".
5. Select the White Solid. Press P and then "Cntrl/Cmnd + V" to past the path keyframes.

Here is an example:

You can also create the same effect using Stroke Effect(Generate>Stroke).

Vishesh Arora
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