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Old January 22nd, 2009, 03:34 PM   #1
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New to Motion. Can any Motion gurus tell me how to do a simple effect. I just want to make a red line go across the screen against a black background.
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Old January 22nd, 2009, 08:15 PM   #2
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After Effects? In an empty comp create a black layer. That's your background. Then make a red solid layer and place it above (in front of) the black layer. Apply a mask over the red solid layer the size and shape you want. Using keyframes on the timeline you can animate its position.

Best suggestion I have is spend time with the product and also here.

If you're not using AE, you'll have to tell us your software.
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 09:52 AM   #3
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Sounds like Motion IS the software.

Open motion. Press P, or just go to the paintbrush icon in the "Create" set.

Draw a line.

Play it back and it should be auto-animating. Change the duration of the write-on behavior that was created, and change the properties of the stroke to fit your needs. Press F7 for the HUD or just use the inspector.
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 06:28 PM   #4
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 10:42 PM   #5
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Yes, I am using Motion... I tried the paintbrush feature, but can;t get a straight line.
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