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Learn about the After Effects Beam effect and two unusual ways it can be used.

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  1. Scott Fedor
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    I recently used beam in a corporate project discussing networking and the client wanted neon lights to encircle the globe showing the “net-connections”. Add an index time offset expression, to have the beams start at 0% and grow outwards at slightly different rates, and you got some tech-looking cyber-networks in no time. Must admit it wasn’t the fastest render though with 40+ layers of beam…

    • John Dickinson
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      Thanks for that Scott. Perhaps you can give us a link to your finished spot? Best, John.

  2. Scott Fedor
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    Hi John–

    Here’s a quick clip. Unfortunately due to a NDA I can’t show more, but this should get the effect across. If anyone has questions, feel free to email…

    http://vimeo.com/7123604

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