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    We have just finiseh the Danish championship i Battlefield 2 and I'm now working on a small video clip.

    And I want to show some of the tactics used, and I think the best way to do this is by using an overlay of arrows.
    I have shot some footage from high above where you can see the hole map and all the access ways, there I want to use animated arrows, but I dont know what would be the easy way of doing this.

    We also have a chance of getting about 5-8 min of airtime on a TV program called GameZoneTV so I bit pressured for time, so any suggestions is much appreciated.

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    if you have photoshop and after effects then there is your awnser.

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    Washburn - did you want to make an animated path. I.e. show a route through a map. I know someone has posted a tutorial here on how to do that - I'll dig around and get back!

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    It's something like that, but its more like when you see a program about WWII where they show on a map the different troop movment using arrows.

    The method of just make a swipe or transistion have crossed my mind, but if I want the arrow heads I dont think its the right sollution.

    hmm just got an idea. if it works I'll be back with the sollution.

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    Ah yes, I know what you mean. Remember to post back the final product!

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    I never found a satisfying solution, the only solution that came close to my skils was take a screencapture program run it, and then draw the arrows on a black background in a paint program, then I used chroma keying to remove the black background.
    It worked and could have been used if it wasn't that it did not look like I wanted, it look a little bit more like the arrow you see during an american football game where they show you the run they just made.

    So I decided to drop it, and revisit this problem on a later date. and just make my film differently.

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