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humble_lion
Trying to learn how to reveal lines as if they are being drawn.
on Jul 13, 2006 at 4:19:43 pm

Anyone out there familiar with this technique? It seems to be pretty popular in television these days.


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Chris Cleaver
Re: Trying to learn how to reveal lines as if they are being drawn.
on Jul 14, 2006 at 12:35:30 pm

There's a great tutorial on drawing lines on maps, for instance, at this site:

http://www.motionsmarts.com/tutorials/drawinglines/drawinglines1.html

Is this what you're looking for?

Chris


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Miss Shell
Re: Trying to learn how to reveal lines as if they are being drawn.
on Jul 17, 2006 at 4:50:42 am

Heya,

Sorry to hijack the post, but I'm looking for a similar solution. The above tutorial is great, but what if you want to draw something more complex? After Effects write on filter is great as you can import paths that you would like to follow, so you can have text writing on for example. I can't seem to find anything in the Motion manual for importing paths, nor a way to "paint" a mask in the same way AE's write-on works.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks!
Shell


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specialcase
Re: Trying to learn how to reveal lines as if they are being drawn.
on Jul 18, 2006 at 7:04:04 pm

Heya,

The replicator line-drawing method can be used as a general write-on tool. Basically, take the image/text/whatever that you want to use as a template and use it as the source for an image mask on the replicator. The replicator draws on the "fill" and the mask cleans it up.

An example can be found here: http://homepage.mac.com/specialcase/writeon.html


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Miss Shell
Re: Trying to learn how to reveal lines as if they are being drawn.
on Jul 19, 2006 at 12:48:33 am

Cool

Yeah, that works. I hadn't discovered the image mask tool yet, really helpful! Slowly but surely....

Thanks specialcase!


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Mark Spencer
Re: Trying to learn how to reveal lines as if they are being drawn.
on Jul 21, 2006 at 4:05:03 am

Special Case, any possiblity you could post a version of the project that would open in 2.0?
Mark

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