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Eric Thibodeau
How to make a thin line animation look great?
on Mar 9, 2015 at 5:46:38 pm
Last Edited By Eric Thibodeau on Mar 10, 2015 at 5:04:21 pm

Hi to all, Its been a came a few time reading post in here and it was benefic for me
So here is my first post on this forum.


I have AE CC 2014.
Made a composition of 1920 x 1080p
drawing 3 shapes layers with only a thin lines of 1 px
i made a line with 2 point that is drawn from point A (up) and move the path of the second point to B (down ) with 25 degree angles, in a certain number of frames.and it follows the movement of the Scene under.

The other 2 lines is making the same kind of movement one after the other


We always see like stairs in the line, is there a way to attenuate that
Here's a link to a screenshot

Thanks for your reply



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Michael Szalapski
Re: How to make a thin line animation look great?
on Mar 10, 2015 at 6:08:46 pm

Make the stroke 1.5 pixels wide and see if that helps.

You could also apply a slight blur to the line. Fast blur at .25 or .5.

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Eric Thibodeau
Re: How to make a thin line animation look great?
on Mar 10, 2015 at 7:29:47 pm

The blur help a bit.

I try also this:
I made a Layer Style "Stroke" of 1 pixel and put it in grey (100)
That helped also, its still not perfect but kinda smooth the thin line a bit.

Thank you for your reply


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