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Brenden Younan
Animating shape layer
on Feb 24, 2015 at 12:05:43 am

Hello,

How do you animate a shape layer with curves without it becoming distort/losing its shape?

Thanks.


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Derek Boettcher
Re: Animating shape layer
on Feb 24, 2015 at 1:40:41 am

How are you trying to animate; what do you want it to do?

Best,
Derek Boettcher
Creative Management
BTH Media Group
http://bthmedia.com


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Brenden Younan
Re: Animating shape layer
on Feb 24, 2015 at 3:57:26 am

[Derek Boettcher] "How are you trying to animate; what do you want it to do?
"


I have made a rectangle with curves and set the anchor point to the left and want it to animate like this:





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John Cuevas
Re: Animating shape layer
on Feb 25, 2015 at 2:10:29 pm

I'd duplicate the shape layer, place it above the one you want to move. Change the bottom layer track matte to Alpha matte, then move the bottom layer. it will retain it's shape as it moves off.

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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Brenden Younan
Re: Animating shape layer
on Mar 2, 2015 at 7:14:01 am

Thanks, worked well!


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