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danny allenErase/rub out effect
by on Jul 14, 2015 at 7:41:28 am

Hi, I did some work in AE a while ago and created this rub out effect for the logo at the end of this video. But I lost the project file and can't reamer how I did it. I used an effect to manually scribble it out.

If anybody has any ideas Please let me know. I remember it being really easy. Tried the eraser but I can't get it to track key frames.

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Jon DraperRe: Erase/rub out effect
by on Jul 14, 2015 at 9:45:52 am


I'm not aware of any 3rd party effect that would simply achieve this.

But to create it in After Effects using standard tools you could.

Put the logo that you want to reveal on a white background and pre comp it.

Draw a mask (path) on this layer where you'd like the eraser.

then apply the effect 'stroke' .. and choose reveal original image.

then set keyframes for the Strokes end % so it animates from 0 to 100.

(*alternatively ,you could have the stroke effect on a black or white layer and use a track matte to reveal the layer below it).

Plus put the first shot below all of this...

I hope that helps.

Good luck

Jon Draper
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Roland R. KahlenbergRe: Erase/rub out effect
by on Jul 15, 2015 at 10:37:30 am

It looks like a Paintbrush effect on a Solid which was then used as a Matte for the logo.

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