Light Beam is An Intuitive Tapered Beam Preset for After Effects
With After Effects’ latest feature for connecting elements to individual points in a path, we are seeing a new world of tools as a result. One of the latest comes from Motion Designer Paul Slemmer. Light Beam is a super-easy way to get a tapered beam in After Effects.
“It’s one of those things that comes up strangely often… You need to connect two points with a rounded shape enclosing two circles.” Slemmer says. “It’s a graphically clean shape, but one that can be really hard to animate in 2D. Light Beam is a shape layer preset for After Effects CC 2018 that makes the job simple.”
The tapered beam from Light Beam is easy to style how you like, completely trim-capable, is perspective aware. It can even be reversed onto itself to create a figure 8 shape.