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Matthew BeallAnimate Shape path
by on Apr 3, 2012 at 2:47:24 pm

Can you animate the path of a shape layer?

I want it to draw on, but I don't see that option..

I have to create mask splines and use the stroke effect, which is twice the work..


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Matthew BeallRe: Animate Shape path
by on Apr 3, 2012 at 3:26:22 pm

I see I can copy a shape path to a mask path, so that helps a little..



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Dave LaRondeRe: Animate Shape path
by on Apr 3, 2012 at 6:58:42 pm

You might be able to do it with a combination of the dash stroke and gap properties.
If they can have keyframes -- and I've never looked, honestly -- they can be animated.

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


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Declan SmithRe: Animate Shape path
by on Apr 3, 2012 at 9:56:21 pm

On your shape, add a "Trim Paths" operator (1), then set end to 0% (2) and animate up to 100%. You can also play with the start and offset to get other effects.



Declan Smith
http://www.madpanic.tv
After Effects CS5.5/ FCS3 / Canon 7D / Canon XL2 / Reason / Cubase

"it's either binary or it's not"


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Matthew BeallRe: Animate Shape path
by on Apr 4, 2012 at 3:33:21 am

Declan:

Thank you!!

That is great, basically an animated stroke reveal for shape paths!

Yay!



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