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Michael W. Towe
Stroked line with an arrow.
on Jul 9, 2013 at 9:34:37 pm

Wondering if one of you can enlighten me on this. I want to do a line that draws on, simple with a mask and a stroke, but the line needs an arrow at the head of it. Here's a quick link to something like I am trying to do.

https://vimeo.com/39076054

Again I can stroke the line on, it's the arrowhead that is throwing me for a loop.

Thanks in advance,

Michael W. Towe
President M2 Digital Post
http://www.m2digitalpost.com


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Stroked line with an arrow.
on Jul 9, 2013 at 10:06:01 pm

Instead of using the Stroke effect, you might do better using Write-On. Paste the open mask of your arrow's line into into the Brush Position property, and then pick-whip the position of a precomped arrowhead to that property. You'll have to futz with the precomp's anchor point and orient it along the path (I THINK that would work), but you should be good to go.

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


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Michael W. Towe
Re: Stroked line with an arrow.
on Jul 9, 2013 at 10:24:56 pm

Perfect!!! Thanks so much for the help on this. I knew it was something simple that I was overlooking.

Thanks again,

Michael W. Towe
President M2 Digital Post
http://www.m2digitalpost.com


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