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Joe Penna
Animating a mask on a motion path
on Mar 28, 2008 at 9:55:25 pm

I have a "squiggly line" from Illustrator that needs to animate from left to right. I drew a motion path that matches it, but I'm not quite sure how to do it.

I know you can do this in After Effects (see this tutorial here on creative cow). Can you do it in Motion?

Thanks,
Joe


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Joe Penna
Re: Animating a mask on a motion path
on Mar 29, 2008 at 12:11:41 am

Update: I just animated a freehand bezier curve (which works), but I still wonder if the motion path mask thing could still work...



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Burt Hazard
Re: Animating a mask on a motion path
on Mar 29, 2008 at 2:01:46 pm

Well yeah, just like in AE you can do reveals by animating Motion's masks over time.

But an easier method is to use the Write-On behavior: Add Behavior>Shapes>Write On

And you can also use the Sequence Paint behavior if your using Motion 3's new Paint Strokes feature.

And there's even a script for converting Illustrator shapes to Motion shapes: http://www.motionsmarts.com/downloads.html :)



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Don Smith
Re: Animating a mask on a motion path
on Aug 19, 2012 at 2:36:36 pm

The MotionSmarts site no longer exists because it was hosted on MobileMe.

Can someone post that script OR list the steps it accomplished so I can try to replicate it?

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Mark Spencer
Re: Animating a mask on a motion path
on Aug 19, 2012 at 2:55:21 pm

Here you go
http://www.applemotion.net/downloads/

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Mark Spencer
Freelance Producer/Editor/Motion Graphics Artist
Apple-certified Master Trainer
Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
http://www.applemotion.net


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Don Smith
Re: Animating a mask on a motion path
on Aug 19, 2012 at 4:52:55 pm

Thank you Mark!

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