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Community Beginner ,
Feb 06, 2022 Feb 06, 2022

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Hello I'm looking for a way to move a vector shape from one position to another but have the animation add each frame on top of the other so that a trail is left behind. I'd also like to then reverse and have the trail disappear back to the original size. It would be cool if I could change the color too...

 

This seems like a basic thing so I appologize if I'm just missing the vocabulary to find the feature in After Effects!

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 06, 2022 Feb 06, 2022
It is part of the software and called the Echo effect. Alterante third-party frame accumulation/ video feedback effects can also be used.I suggest you read the online help. Mylenium

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Something like that but hopefully less painful haha! Like, instead of the standard each frame replacing the other, imagine being able to specify the number/interval of frames that remain on the screen before disappearing, maybe with a blending mode setting... maybe this is a feature request but I can hardly believe it's not a part of the software already!

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It is part of the software and called the Echo effect. Alterante third-party frame accumulation/ video feedback effects can also be used.I suggest you read the online help.

 

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Echo effect, nice! Found the page:

https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/time-effects.html

and it sounds like it will work!

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