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Santiago AvilaInvert mask points order?
by on Mar 18, 2013 at 2:38:04 pm

Hi!
I converted a text to masks and applied a stroke that is drawn sequentially, but each letter is drawn in the same direction; is there any way I could invert the order of the points in a mask? I tried to change the starting vector but it didn't help.

Thanks!


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John CuevasRe: Invert mask points order?
by on Mar 18, 2013 at 3:21:25 pm

You can change the way the letters draw by animating the stroke "start" or "end". This will reverse how it's drawn on. If you start with both set at 100% animate the start down, it will reverse how the stroke comes on. If you're doing lots of text though, you would have to individually animate layers and layers for each letter, so that's not optimal.

A more elegant solution would be to get the ReverseMaskPath from AE Scripts

I used the script in this project: 5665_reversemaskpath.aep.zip

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
Thinkck.com

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Santiago AvilaRe: Invert mask points order?
by on Mar 19, 2013 at 11:16:13 pm

The script worked perfectly! It was exactly what I needed.

Thanks a lot!


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John CuevasRe: Invert mask points order?
by on Mar 20, 2013 at 12:56:23 pm

Glad I could help.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
Thinkck.com

"I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work."
---THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.


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