Tracking dashed lines (without beam)???

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Tracking dashed lines (without beam)???

Postby TonyZoulias on 12/13/2017, 4:50 pm

I try to create dashed lines which can be tracked to an start and end point. Beam effect does not fit because there are no further adjusments possible. Like dashed lines,... like on a regular path. Is there any other plugin or effect I can use to generate "advanced" lines that can be tracked?

Thank you!

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Re: Tracking dashed lines (without beam)???

Postby Gerry Clark on 01/3/2018, 9:40 am

Create a line or a mask on a layer and drop in the Vegas effect. In the effect controls, assign Mask1 (or whatever) to the Mask/Path parameter.
Animate the Rotation parameter to move the dashes along the path.
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Re: Tracking dashed lines (without beam)???

Postby star+circle on 01/4/2018, 6:28 am

I'm quite possibly overcomplicating this, but here's one method.
dashed path.aep
dotted "beam"
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