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Jay KeeleySelf writing text with overlapping letters
by on Mar 15, 2015 at 11:47:51 pm

hey guys, I'm new to after effects and I've tried to find a solution online without much luck, not having much luck with the search here either.
I'm trying to do self writing text, but the font I have is floaty and overlaps on itself. I've tried drawing out a path and stroking it out, but when I get to an intersection I get a bit jutting out. Ideally I want to know if I can set a variable path width overtime to get around this (make the path as wide as the line of text at the intersection), but don't know how to do it in CS6
This shows the text that I'm trying to write out
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and here is the problem I'm having
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Jason JantzenRe: Self writing text with overlapping letters
by on Mar 16, 2015 at 5:07:35 pm

I would just do each letter instead of trying to do the reveal on one layer. You'll get a much better result without worrying about the overlap. There are scripts to separate out letters in a text layer like "Decompose Text" or you could just convert the text layer to Shapes (preserves compound shapes better than "convert to masks")

Jason Jantzen

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