I'm trying to use the vegas effect to create chasing lights around a marquee. My problem is that it works on the top of the square but when it gets to the side and the bottom it starts to jump around it's not following the square.
I created gradient circles in illustrator and imported into ae as an object.
I added a solid and applied the stroke effect to a mask and then vegas.
And then I created a solid with a mask and applied the vegas effect.
I've been trying to use the image contours and animate the selected contours but at when it gets to the left side it starts jumping from left to right.
I know I'm doing something wrong but I'm not sure what...should i be using the mask and animating the segment rotation, it seems to be more of the feel of what I'm trying to achieve but looks too soft.
Thanks for all your good advice. I'm working in an office that hasn't upgraded to CS4, but I did look at the preset at home and it does exactly what I want it to do.
Here at the office I'm working on the vegas effect, my feeling is that a combo of both is going to give me the effect I'm looking for.
Do you think the expression that was used for the cs4 preset will work in CS3? I just tried it, but I wasn't able to get it to work, saying that I looked at it quickly this morning before I left, I could have missed something.
I'm sorry; I've never used CS3. I went from AE7 to CS4. So I'm not sure what sort of controls there were for shape layers in CS3. However, I do know that there's nothing wrong with that expression; I think it'd even work in version 7. There must be Effect>Expression Controls>Slider applied to your shape layer first though.
It's just there to be an easy way to adjust the speed of the lights. You just change the slider and the speed shifts.
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