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mehmet savas
Shape Layer - Path - Gradient Stroke
on Apr 1, 2015 at 7:08:27 am
Last Edited By mehmet savas on Apr 1, 2015 at 8:04:18 am

Greetings from a newbie,

I'm creating a path with the pen tool and I would like this path to have the colors:
Green at the beginning
Blue towards the center
Red at the end

However gradient tool seems to work on an X-Y axis basically resulting in the attached below photo.

Basically with the attached below image: I want this line to start Green and turn Blue towards the Mid point and then Red at the End, how can I do this?

I tried a couple of keywords on google and saw a few instructions related to Illustrator but couldnt apply them to After Effects. Any keywords would also help. Thank you.



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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Shape Layer - Path - Gradient Stroke
on Apr 2, 2015 at 3:05:14 pm

AFAIK, you can't do that with gradients. Instead, you may use Trim Paths and multiple instances of the Path to create the your multi-colored line.

I think this effect http://www.sandervandijk.tv/blog/ouroboros may help you a lot in the process.

HTH
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