on Mar 22, 2019 at 8:31:22 am Last Edited By Amir Aizat on Mar 22, 2019 at 10:13:42 am
Hi, is there a technique that lets us attach start and end points to a Null object (like the popular Beam effect technique) but with a curve?
Preferable a technique/script that does not need a plug-in since I'm going to export a mogrt file to pass to video editors.
EDIT: I tested AE 2018 and Create Nulls from Paths worked great, but I need something that's compatible with AE 2017 unfortunately
There is no way to do this 'correctly' natively prior to AE2017 october update, but there is a cheat.
My friend Paul Conigliaro did develop a technique and wrote a plugin to do this: what it does is duplicate the shapelayer and path onto a guide layer, add a micro trim path (e.g, Start: 99.9, End:100), and then add a round-end stroke of 1 pixel to essentially draw a dot at the end of the path.
On a null layer, it then averages the SourceRecAtTime of the layer and does a world conversion, something like this (not tested, code might be formatted incorrectly):