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Bryan Keller
How to have an object have a line as a trail
on Oct 3, 2014 at 7:05:59 am

I'm trying to animate atoms, and the electrons swirling around the center would look so much nicer with a trail. I currently have a curved line that is rotating, but i feel like there has to be an easier way. I've looked everywhere and i keep getting useless information.


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John Cuevas
Re: How to have an object have a line as a trail
on Oct 3, 2014 at 11:21:09 am

Andrew Kramer does a good tutorial animating a 3D stroke using AE's native particle system, that might be what you are looking for. 3D Stroke Effect

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Bryan Keller
Re: How to have an object have a line as a trail
on Oct 3, 2014 at 10:33:56 pm

Thanks for the reply, i'll check that tutorial out, but I was looking for tips for flat motion graphics. Sorry for not clarifying


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: How to have an object have a line as a trail
on Oct 3, 2014 at 11:36:39 pm

I believe that this is what you're looking for -





Do take note that I see an issue with the way he handles the Stretch Precomp. The Streaks PreComp and Comp are spot on.

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