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Stephen Ong
Tracking and arrowhead to the end of animated stroke
on Apr 2, 2015 at 1:06:36 pm

Hi I'm creating an animation of a stroke revealing using the 'generate stroke' effect on a bunch of masks. Basically a big long line that travels through a bunch of illustrations.

The stroke animates fine, the client wants an arrow head to follow the stroke as it reveals and it twists and turns along the stroke revealing.

I'm not at this stage yet but already wondering if there's anyway I can do this without having to manually animate the arrowhead following the path, which will take some time, and if there's any amends to the path timing will be completely thrown off.


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Cassius Marques
Re: Tracking and arrowhead to the end of animated stroke
on Apr 2, 2015 at 1:30:01 pm

Copy paste your mask path into the arrowhead's position and set auto orientation to "along path".


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Stephen Ong
Re: Tracking and arrowhead to the end of animated stroke
on Apr 2, 2015 at 1:38:19 pm

I've animated the stroke on 9 different mask paths with 'stroke sequential' on, so it animates out in order.

I've also animated the shapes of the mask paths, so the stroke reveal also morphs as well as revealing the stroke, all the mask paths join at points.
Is it still possible to paste the mask path into the position, I assume it's not as the path changes shape and is keyframed?


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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: Tracking and arrowhead to the end of animated stroke
on Apr 2, 2015 at 2:01:33 pm

This isn't the solution to your current problem, Stephen, but it might make things easier in the future:

http://aescripts.com/easy-arrows/

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


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Stephen Ong
Re: Tracking and arrowhead to the end of animated stroke
on Apr 2, 2015 at 2:12:38 pm

Thanks that's great, I have a series of 4 more to do, and they all follow the same concept so that actually helps no end,


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Liran Tabib
Re: Tracking and arrowhead to the end of animated stroke
on Jul 13, 2017 at 12:24:18 pm

You can use ArrowHead script, it enables you to create and animate multiple arrows at a time.
For the record, I am the Developer of ArrowHead.
Cheers!

Liran Tabib
http://www.vdodna.com


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