Scanning effect

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Scanning effect

Postby rocendroll » Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:13 am

Hi guys, so I would have a question to you. So, I want to create transition using scanning effect (horizontal line going from a head to a toes of a character). What should I do, in order to create an effect where this line, while going down, switching layer with the character to other layer. So it would act as a changer of an image.


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Re: Scanning effect

Postby h4 Gambiteer » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:38 am

I believe what you want is called "masking." Here's a tutorial:

So what you would do is to create this mask layer, and then animate the mask layer so it follows your horizontal line.

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Re: Scanning effect

Postby Fadhilkwan » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:36 am

does it look like this one (or roughly similar...?)

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Re: Scanning effect

Postby BobSynfig » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:24 am

Just remembered this post where I gave a sample for "Filling up" a shape
It could be used as base for your need
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