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Audio Spectrum effect on a half-circle path

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Jul 16, 2020

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Greetings folks! I have a bit of a question that I thought would be easy, but apparently is a bit trickier than I realised.

 

I'd like to render the wave-form of a song in a composition in AE. It's simple enough to add a complete circle path, add the Audio Spectrum effect, and then set it to use the circle. However, I'd like to position the circle half off-screen (Along the bottom), and have all of the audio spectrum visible on just the half that's visible.

 

I thought it would be as easy as deleting the points of the mask in order to make a non-closed path that fits the shape I want, however it seems that with the default settings, Audio Spectrum won't work on non-closed paths.

 

Has anyone managed to solve this with Audio Spectrum before? If not, is there maybe a more advanced third party plugin I could potentially look into?

 

Thanks so much!

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A closed path is not required. Any mask path can be used. Carefully check this screenshot. All modified properties of the effect are shown in the timeline.

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Audio Spectrum effect on a half-circle path

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Greetings folks! I have a bit of a question that I thought would be easy, but apparently is a bit trickier than I realised.

 

I'd like to render the wave-form of a song in a composition in AE. It's simple enough to add a complete circle path, add the Audio Spectrum effect, and then set it to use the circle. However, I'd like to position the circle half off-screen (Along the bottom), and have all of the audio spectrum visible on just the half that's visible.

 

I thought it would be as easy as deleting the points of the mask in order to make a non-closed path that fits the shape I want, however it seems that with the default settings, Audio Spectrum won't work on non-closed paths.

 

Has anyone managed to solve this with Audio Spectrum before? If not, is there maybe a more advanced third party plugin I could potentially look into?

 

Thanks so much!

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Correct answer by Rick Gerard | Adobe Community Professional

A closed path is not required. Any mask path can be used. Carefully check this screenshot. All modified properties of the effect are shown in the timeline.

Screenshot_2020-07-17 08.18.54_UcSdWM.png

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A closed path is not required. Any mask path can be used. Carefully check this screenshot. All modified properties of the effect are shown in the timeline.

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Hi Rick! Oh! You're right! I just tried copying what you did and it worked fine for me! Thanks for that!

That's so weird. So I guess the difference is if you create a non-closed path from scratch, it's fine. But somehow when I tried to "open" a closed path, I ended up breaking it somehow. I'll keep this in mind for next time.

 

Thanks so much for the quick answer!

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