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Bolo Yeung
Stroke Effect Butt Cap
on Jun 27, 2010 at 4:45:35 am

Hi All,

This is my first post so bear with me. I am animating some lines (growing lines) in AE using a solid + stroke effect. The ends of the lines are being created with a rounded cap, however I wish to use the square butt cap option. I am aware that this option is available for lines drawn with the pen tool on a shape layer, however under these settings I am unable to access the start and end keyframing options (to my knowledge). Does anyone have any tips on how to resolve my issue?? Alternatively is there anyone that has ideas about creating my desired effect using other tools (I simply need pen tool lines [they cannot be brush strokes] that have access to start/end keyframes and have square caps)? help is very much appreciated.

Bolo


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Steve Roberts
Re: Stroke Effect Butt Cap
on Jun 27, 2010 at 12:47:32 pm

Apply "trim paths" to the shape layer and animate. Check the Help for more.



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Bolo Yeung
Re: Stroke Effect Butt Cap
on Jun 27, 2010 at 6:58:29 pm

Thanks Steve! Works great!


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Martin Kruul
Re: Stroke Effect Butt Cap
on Jun 1, 2017 at 10:18:00 pm

Sorry to dig up an old post -- but how do you apply Trim Paths to a solid that has a stroke generated on a mask path?

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Greg Gesch
Re: Stroke Effect Butt Cap
on Jun 1, 2017 at 11:53:54 pm

Hi. You need to make/convert the path into a shape layer.


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Martin Kruul
Re: Stroke Effect Butt Cap
on Jun 2, 2017 at 2:26:14 pm

Ah, understood! Just copy and paste the mask path to a new shape layer?

Thank you!

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Roei Tzoref
Re: Stroke Effect Butt Cap
on Jun 3, 2017 at 8:28:59 am

Yes. Copy the mask path to the shape layer's path

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