I'm wondering if someone could help me out with a project I'm working on. I'm not sure what you call it, but I'm trying to make an image appear on screen, like it is being drawn, so the line starts as a dot and traces out the image of an object. I know that's not a very clear way of expressing the effect I'm looking for, but hopefully you know the lines along which I'm going.
I'm starting with a simple line for this effect, just to learn the basis of what it's about. So, I've drawn my curved line with the pen tool and saved it as an animation preset. I've then added the stroke effect and played around with the settings. I followed your advice, and nothing happens. Bear in mind, I am an AE noob, and really only know about rotating objects and making them zoom in and out of a frame.
And pointers as to where I'm going wrong would be a great help!!