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Eugene ConstableAnimate Moving Light path/Arrow with trail
by on Jul 16, 2010 at 3:27:29 pm

Hi.




I have been tasked with bringing a vector based photoshop storyboard to life in AE.
(2 frames example above)

The story follows a light path/ribbon element that flies it way into various scenes.

I want to put vector layers in 3d, give a kind of 'pop-up book' look.

And now the tricky bit. I need my arrow light path to fly through the various scenes in z depth leaving a trail behind it, with the camera constantly following it from a short distance behind.

I'm thinking Trapcode Particular which I have, but having tried something like this before, controlling emitter pos of 3d path can be extremely tricky - can anyone shed some light on a good approach to this, or steer me towards any useful tutorials that might help?

Many thanks,

Eugene





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Dave LaRondeRe: Animate Moving Light path/Arrow with trail
by on Jul 16, 2010 at 4:19:11 pm

[Eugene Constable] "I need my arrow light path to fly through the various scenes in z depth leaving a trail behind it, with the camera constantly following it from a short distance behind. "

That's not what the storyboard frames show me. They show me an arrow moving through the scene, which is MUCH easier to do.

Am I reading those frames the wrong way?

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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