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Georg Pircher Verdorferhow to connect a beam effect point to the position of an already connected null object
by on Nov 25, 2011 at 12:44:53 pm

hello,
i'm new to this forum and always appreciate the expertise I got during the last years. so my first question is, so I guess, kind of a tough one. or probably there is a simple solution and I just didn't see it ;)

I have a tracked sequence of an Interview. There is a person talking and a text element that is connected to the tracker-null-object that aligns with the movement of the talkers head. what i want to do is to connect the start point of a beam effect to a point in the face of the person talking (therefore I have to track the sequence again: i decided to track the eye). the end point of the beam effect i want to connect to the text element, which is already connected to the main-tracker null object.
The problem is that I cant connect the end point to the text element (via new-null-object connected to the main tracker) or to any other element that is connected to the main tracker.
Any suggestions? I hope I pointed this out comprehensibly...

cheers from austria
g


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Michael SzalapskiRe: how to connect a beam effect point to the position of an already connected null object
by on Nov 25, 2011 at 6:37:07 pm

This expression returns the value of Childlayername's anchor point to the world.
L=thisComp.layer("Childlayername");
L.toWorld(L.anchorPoint);
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Georg Pircher VerdorferRe: how to connect a beam effect point to the position of an already connected null object
by on Nov 27, 2011 at 6:00:49 pm

thanks great szalam. problem solved. i love this forum.


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