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Umberto Federico
Animated string
on Jul 29, 2014 at 9:58:52 pm

Hey guys!

It's quite hard for me to explain what I want to achieve but I'll try.

I want to animate a line or string from being a straight line on the screen to whatever shape I want - eg. a logo or text that consists of that string.

Does anyone have an idea how to do something like that!

I appreciate every reply!

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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: Animated string
on Jul 30, 2014 at 1:07:29 am

I think the Puppet Tool would be worth trying out:

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media

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Umberto Federico
Re: Animated string
on Jul 30, 2014 at 8:11:08 am

I just looked into what the puppet tool can do and it looks interesting - I just don't know how that transforms to what I want to do.

I tried to sketch out, what I want to achieve. Maybe that makes it more clear. I want it to look like let's say a string of wool wiggling around and forming a text. Would I create that string in After Effects or start of in Indesign or Photoshop?

Here's the before and after image I sketched out.

Thanks for your help!

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Justin Crowell
Re: Animated string
on Aug 11, 2014 at 8:23:38 pm

I've tried to do a similar thing. I think what you're going to have to do is use either a shape layer or a mask with a stroke effect. Then just animated the path. Make sense? Let me know how it works out.

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