Scanning effect


#1

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.


#2

I believe what you want is called “masking.” Here’s a tutorial: wiki.synfig.org/Doc:Basic_Masking

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


#3

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


#4

Just remembered this post where I gave a sample for “Filling up” a shape
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10162
It could be used as base for your need