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Bill Triplettlens flare on path
by on Apr 27, 2005 at 2:33:33 am

Can I have a lens flare follow along a circular path?


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Jon OkerstromRe: lens flare on path
by on Apr 27, 2005 at 3:05:02 am

Hi Bill,

Yes you can, in a variety of ways.

One way is to manually keyframe the position of the flare over time. I've done this to have a small lens flare follow a highlight glint as a 3D object moves before the camera.

Are you using Knoll Light Factory or something else?

Jon


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kurt murphyRe: lens flare on path
by on Apr 28, 2005 at 6:49:20 pm

Another way is to add a couple keyframes in the beginning and end of the flare path. Next, double-click the Layer to bring up the Masks, Anchor Point and (little known) Effects path. From here Select the Flare and you'll see a path bezier. You can now curve the path using the tangents.

Hope this helps,

kurt


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