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  • Lightning Amplitude

    Posted by Paul on April 3, 2005 at 12:28 pm

    I’m trying to create a random wiggly line that starts as a straight line and increases in amplitude over time.
    The lightning effect is what I want but when I keyframe the amplitude parameter from 0 to 50 nothing happens, is there a bug with the lightning effect or am I doing something wrong? Is there another way to produce this effect.

    I’m using AE 6.5pro.

    Many Thanks

    Hans Van vliet replied 18 years, 8 months ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Hans Van vliet

    April 3, 2005 at 1:01 pm

    Eeep, just loaded up AE and had a look. Mine works fine. I turned everything to 0, segments only goes down too 3 and when I adjusted the AMP it started moving the middle point.

    Have you tried scribble? You can do the same effect and have more control (you can even keep it still) and you can curve the line if you wanted. Scribble is mask driven so draw your line, and then take it from there .. Hope that helps.


  • Paul

    April 3, 2005 at 1:15 pm

    When I adjust the amplitude value to 50 without keyframes it works, it produces a wiggly line but when I keyframe from 0 to 50, nothing happens? I’ve got version 1.12 of lightning effect.

    Thanks for your help, I’ll give scribble a try.

  • Hans Van vliet

    April 3, 2005 at 1:32 pm

    yeah, your right. I worked around the problem by make the 1st value not 0 it seems to have a problem with that .. so I made it 0.01 and then 50 and it work fine. Hope that helps. Strange bug though…


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