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Ron MooreCreating an EKG waveform
by on Nov 23, 2015 at 8:33:47 pm

I'm building a financial news open and need to assemble a motion graphic pulse across the screen and looking for the most effective means of generating that waveform. I have After Effects 2015 (and Cinema 4d) but think that Particular may be the quickest route to go. Any suggestions?

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Kalle KannistoRe: Creating an EKG waveform
by on Nov 24, 2015 at 7:53:02 pm

I'd do it in Particular. That way you can get some variation into it.

If variation is not needed, you could do it with a shape layer with trim paths by drawing the exact path, then blur it, and then fade it with a gradient track matte if necessary.

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Daniel WaldronRe: Creating an EKG waveform
by on Nov 25, 2015 at 8:25:05 pm

I'd go the shape layer route. Draw a line with the pen tool, add trim paths, and you're done! Ok, maybe not quite; you can spice it up of course, but that's the basic idea.

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