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Jordan Flower
How to animate a seamless thread/rope dragging along a path
on Sep 14, 2015 at 6:27:41 pm

I'm trying to make it look like a piece of thread or rope is sort of being dragged along a path, i.e. to create words like the image below.

I know I could do a stroke mask reveal kind of thing, but the intention is to make it look like one end of the thread is moving and the rest of the thread is following behind it. I found this http://www.motionscript.com/mastering-expressions/follow-the-leader.html but my initial thought is that thread will be broken up into pieces.

I also thought of using 3D stroke but somehow adding a thread/rope-like texture to the stroke, but don't if that's possible.

Any suggestions? Thanks!



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Kalle Kannisto
Re: How to animate a seamless thread/rope dragging along a path
on Sep 14, 2015 at 7:55:30 pm

http://www.videocopilot.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=125108


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Jordan Flower
Re: How to animate a seamless thread/rope dragging along a path
on Sep 14, 2015 at 10:31:41 pm

nice job, Columbo ;)

Trying to reach out to the widest crowd possible...


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