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Caesar AtreidesHandwring/Trace Letters in Air
by on Mar 13, 2015 at 12:10:09 am

I am needing to make trace words in the air. I understand that I can use a text layer and apply the stroke effect however how do i sync it to the movement of the finger? Do I need to use a null object and if so how do i parent it to the stroke effect cause its path is ultimately what I want the finger to follow. thanks in advanced!

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Jason JantzenRe: Handwring/Trace Letters in Air
by on Mar 13, 2015 at 3:00:54 pm

Write-on effect is what you want. Parent the position of the write-on to your tracked null after you track the finger doing the writing.

Jason Jantzen

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Daniel WaldronRe: Handwring/Trace Letters in Air
by on Mar 13, 2015 at 3:04:31 pm

Depending on the shot, you can use motion tracking to follow the finger and then use a solution found here to trace the path.

However, unless the finger perfectly draws the text, it will likely look messy. Your best bet is to probably manually follow the finger to draw a path and then keyframe the stroke completion accordingly.

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