Re: Line name tag by Kevin Camp on Oct 29, 2009 at 8:38:55 pm
the beam effect will connect two points with a line. you would just point one endpoint at the person and the other to the name.
if you needed to have one endpoint track the person, then you would need to track a point on the footage and apply the track to a null, then you could use a pretty simple expression to link the null's position to the endpoint in the beam effect.
an expression like this would allow for some repositioning of the endpoint in case the tracking point wasn't exactly where you wanted the line to point:
target = thisComp.layer("Null 1"); // change this layer to your null
target.transform.position + value
you could do a similar expression to link the other point to a line of text if needed.