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Mark Pfeffer
Rotating a gear thats abnormal. Looking for a simple technique.
on Nov 23, 2014 at 11:15:46 pm

I'm needing to rotate a gear with pads (not a circle). Trying to figure out the best solution of execution. Any ideas?

See image below.



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Dave LaRonde
Re: Rotating a gear thats abnormal. Looking for a simple technique.
on Nov 24, 2014 at 1:40:02 am

How real does this animation have to look?

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Mark Pfeffer
Re: otating a gear thats abnormal. Looking for a simple technique.
on Nov 24, 2014 at 1:52:34 am

It just needs to rotate. Those bumps need to run along the path of the shape.


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Kevin Camp
Re: otating a gear thats abnormal. Looking for a simple technique.
on Nov 24, 2014 at 3:05:28 am

You might see if you can manipulate the Vegas effect. It seems like it would get you close...

Kevin Camp
Art Director
KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW


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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: otating a gear thats abnormal. Looking for a simple technique.
on Nov 24, 2014 at 3:51:06 am

Another method would be to just animate text along a path. Make your path the stroked shape of the base shape without the "gear" nubs, then choose a typeface which has a squared shaped period character, and stretch that character to the height you need. Then animate the text around the path.

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


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Mark Pfeffer
Re: otating a gear thats abnormal. Looking for a simple technique.
on Nov 24, 2014 at 5:37:27 am

All great options.

Figured out another solution. Ended up just making that shape and using the dash attribute on the stroke. To animate movement, I just keyed up the offset feature within.

Back in business. Thanks for all your suggestions.


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Brian Charles
Re: otating a gear thats abnormal. Looking for a simple technique.
on Nov 24, 2014 at 6:34:36 am
Last Edited By Brian Charles on Nov 24, 2014 at 6:35:42 am

Shape layers?

oops too late...

8217_shapes.aep.zip

Conveyor Belt





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