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Kent Beeson
How to write on a check mark
on Sep 25, 2013 at 11:49:52 pm

Hi

Using MOTION 4 how do I simply animate this check mark on the cross? They are two separate psd layers...beginner at Motion GFX really.



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Simon Ubsdell
Re: How to write on a check mark
on Sep 26, 2013 at 11:54:08 am

With the paint stroke tool draw a fat line that covers your tick mark.

Then add an Image Mask to your tick layer (Cmd/Shift/M) and add the paint stroke to the image mask source well. Adjust the Stroke Outline Width so it covers your tick completely.

Now you can add a Write On Behavior to your paint stroke trimming the length of the behavior so it gives you the length of animation your require.

Select Forward or Reverse from the Behavior Direction menu as required.

You might want to edit the points of the Paint Stroke so you keep only the three essential corner points.

Hope that helps.

Simon Ubsdell
http://www.tokyo-uk.com


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Kent Beeson
Re: How to write on a check mark
on Sep 26, 2013 at 6:14:36 pm

Thanks for very helpful instructions - will try today...


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Kent Beeson
Re: How to write on a check mark
on Sep 26, 2013 at 8:04:55 pm

So, How do I add the paint stroke to image Mask well? Tried dragging no go...and is this what you mean by drawing a fat line - it's paint head is a circle, does the circle line become a mask to reveal the check mark underneath?



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Simon Ubsdell
Re: How to write on a check mark
on Sep 26, 2013 at 8:29:34 pm

To add the paint stroke to your image mask drag it to here:



To change the leading edge of the paint stroke change these parameters of the stroke from round to square:



Simon Ubsdell
http://www.tokyo-uk.com


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Kent Beeson
Re: How to write on a check mark
on Sep 26, 2013 at 8:34:36 pm

Yes, that's what I've tried but no good - I am using MOTION 4 if that makes difference...when I drag the Basic Solid paint stroke to Mask Well, it doesn't go over



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Simon Ubsdell
Re: How to write on a check mark
on Sep 26, 2013 at 8:51:04 pm

Here's a quick demo - hope it helps:







And, yes, it will be the same in Motion4.

Simon Ubsdell
http://www.tokyo-uk.com


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Kent Beeson
Re: How to write on a check mark
on Sep 26, 2013 at 10:12:34 pm

Thanks very much that helped, greatly - thanks for taking the time indeed!

BTW - do you guys make the split screen plug in for Adobe PP CC as well as FCPX?


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Simon Ubsdell
Re: How to write on a check mark
on Sep 27, 2013 at 11:15:06 am

[Kent Beeson] "Thanks very much that helped, greatly - thanks for taking the time indeed!

Glad to help - but actually in following the usual recommendation for this kind of job (I seem to remember it's what the manual recommends along with various tutorials), I didn't of course tell you the best way of doing it in this instance, which is not to use a paint stroke but a simple bezier shape set to outline mode.

You can use the same write-on behavior technique and you'll get a cleaner, tidier result.

The paint stroke routine is useful if you are using a pen and you are wanting to use the ballistics of your actual movements but otherwise it's an unnecessary fiddle for this, especially if you only have a mouse to draw with.

BTW - do you guys make the split screen plug in for Adobe PP CC as well as FCPX?"

Tokyo Split Animator isn't yet available for Premiere, but that's only because I can't find the time to finish building it. You've just given me the nudge I needed to get back onto it, so thanks ;-)

Simon Ubsdell
http://www.tokyo-uk.com


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