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Scott McIntoshCircles along a path.
by on Feb 8, 2015 at 12:52:27 pm

Hi Guys,

Getting back into AE after a long hiatus.

Looking to try and achieve this effect but I'm a little unsure about the best way to go about it.

Any ideas would be much appreciated.


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John CuevasRe: Circles along a path.
by on Feb 9, 2015 at 2:49:47 am

Create a circle shape layer using only stroke. Twirl open the stroke, dashes and click the plus sign to create a dash and change the Line Cap to Round Cap. Now animate the "Gap" from O to 70 to 0(or whatever looks good, depends on your stroke width).
Next use the "Add" fly out to add a "Trim Paths". Animate the Start from 0 to 100% and animate the offset from 0 to 360. To each parameter, add the expression(alt+click stopwatch): loopOut("pingpong")

Now you can play around with those parameters and it will just automatically adjust. Check out this example project:

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Scott McIntoshRe: Circles along a path.
by on Feb 9, 2015 at 6:11:45 am

You sir are a wizard!

Thanks heaps.


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