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Gareth Randall
Any quick way to turn text outlines into paths?
on May 31, 2010 at 2:48:08 pm

If you type some text, turn on the outline and turn off the face, is there any way of automagically turning that outline into a path?

I want to achieve the effect of the outline of my text drawing itself (probably using one of the "dashed line" shape styles) before I mix up the full-face text. Do I have any less laborious options than manually tracing around each letter to draw a Bezier shape?



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Mark Spencer
Re: Any quick way to turn text outlines into paths?
on May 31, 2010 at 2:59:48 pm

Afraid not.

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Mark Spencer
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Gareth Randall
Re: Any quick way to turn text outlines into paths?
on May 31, 2010 at 3:07:29 pm

Bummer. AE has a "trace" function that does something like that, hasn't it?



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zak peric
Re: Any quick way to turn text outlines into paths?
on May 31, 2010 at 4:10:47 pm

Yeas AE has a function that does this. It is something Motion should have, maybe in next version, they should also include camera projection in the next version.

You are going to have to draw all mask you need.


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Andy Neil
Re: Any quick way to turn text outlines into paths?
on Jun 1, 2010 at 6:51:35 pm

You could try using Illustrator to create the text and then using Motionsmarts Illustrator layer to Motion shape script. That might work.

Andy


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