"Final Render"
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Example.18: The Locus of Light like a Whip
(AE5.5 PRO)

AE-TIPS 18 : Adobe After Effects CS5 (
Resolution: 640x480
Third-Party AE Plugins:
- No Use
Third-Party Footages:
- No Use

The Line which used "Wiggler"

Create A smooth line using "Wiggler"
Create a New Solid (30x30 Pixel)
Choose Window menu > Wiggler.
Create A smooth locus on a position key frame.
Then, Create another new solid. (640x480 Pixel)
Copy & Paste All key frames to a Mask.

* Before pasting on a mask
You have to put a point with a pen tool.

View Window Shot

"Line animation"
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Line animation

Use The mask path created by STEP1.
Create Line animation.
Select the Layer with a mask path
Apply Effect > Render > Stroke.
Apply Keyframe Animation.

* Duplicate the Layer and shift Position.
Ajust Thickness using "Track Matte"

View Effect Controls Window

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Glow Effect

Put The Material of STEP2 into a New Composition.
Apply Effect > Stylize > Glow.

* The usage of "Arbitrary map"
Please refer to the manual of Photoshop.

View Effect Controls Window

Preparation of a background Material

Prepare A background Material from the Material library etc.

"Final Render"
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It will complete if you composite the Material of STEP3-4.
It will be a success if speediness like a whip.