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Moog Gravett
Stroking Shape Layers individually then merging
on Mar 22, 2013 at 11:01:28 am

Hello folks,

Is there any way I can take two shape layers, which are animated individually, but have any modifiers (i.e. strokes) merge as they cross?

For example, a bit of text which is all spread out ' T---E---X---T' each letter has a stroke. then as they come together 'TEXT' the stroke layers (let's assume I'll use a number of strokes) merge to outline the word?

Cheers

Moog

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Dave LaRonde
Re: Stroking Shape Layers individually then merging
on Mar 22, 2013 at 3:01:40 pm

Why not do this with text layers?

Dave LaRonde
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KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Moog Gravett
Re: Stroking Shape Layers individually then merging
on Mar 22, 2013 at 3:08:47 pm

Hi Dave,

I couldn't get it to work that way either and thought it might be easier with shape objects. But if thers a way round with text layers and masked solids etc... I could make that work.

Got any tips?

M

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Dave LaRonde
Re: Stroking Shape Layers individually then merging
on Mar 22, 2013 at 3:52:42 pm

You can make text layers with transparent fill and STROKE ONLY.

I'd start by animating a text layer with fill & stroke do do what you want, and use it as a template. Then duplicate it and change the character settings to stroke only on one layer, and fill only on the other.

If I read you right, it ought to do the trick for you.

Dave LaRonde
Former Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Moog Gravett
Re: Stroking Shape Layers individually then merging
on Mar 22, 2013 at 4:54:02 pm

Thanks, I'll have a play with that.

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