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Cool Linear Wipe with a Stroke

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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Guillaume Charron demonstrates how to add a stroke to a linear wipe.



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Bienvenue
by Brian Charles
Tres bien Guillaume.
beam
by Guillaume Charron
Thanks for the update.

You also need to set the beams length to 100%(I forgot to mention this in the tutorial). :)
Quick fix on the first Beam transition
by Roger Eaton
Nice Tutorial. Thanks.

The only reason the beam was showing at 0 and 100in the beam version is that the beam placement is based on the center point of the placement, and the beam goes out from that half the distance of the beam thickness (in each direction). So to fix it you can just make the beam travel plus and minus half the distance of the beam width. Using your equation (and adding a thickness grabbed from the comp) you can adjust it to
pct = effect("Linear Wipe")("Transition Completion");
th = effect("Beam")("Ending Thickness");
x =(pct*width/100)*(width+th)/width-(th+2)/2;
[x,0]
The only reason I added the 2 pixels to the thickness was that the antialiasing caused it to bleed over from the left (at 0% transition)


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