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    Default AE, a problem with a line

    Hey all,

    I've made a glowing line to match a human EKG. I wanted to make the line with trapcode particular but i didn't know how to.

    Anyways, I made the line by making a text "........................................." and with a few effects I combined them to a huge glowing line. I've set the EKG mask path with the pen tool and the glowing line follows it correctly and looks nice but (here it comes) I want the line appear from thin air and end up in one as well.

    So basicly when the head hits the end of the path the head vanishes and the body that follows vanishes as it hits the end of the path. The glowing line would get shorter and shorter untill it's completely gone.

    I hope you understand what I'm trying to tell you.

    PS. I make the line move by adjusting the First Margin value of it.
    Last edited by unska; 08-30-2009 at 04:22 PM.

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    would keyframing the text spacing do the job for you?

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    That is rather bad way to fixing something so common as this.

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    if i was doing this properly, then i would use graphics rather that full stops.

    one empty box with glow on and a green bar to go inside then ou just change chgange the size of the green bar as their life goes.

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    Not to put too fine a point on it but you're doing it wrong. No third party effects needed. This effect should be done using the 'Vegas' effect which follows a predefined path and you can taper the edges and change settings so you only get one 'light' rather than hundreds.

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