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Dave WadeTracking a mask outline
by on Oct 18, 2015 at 11:56:20 pm

Hello video professionals. Long time lurker, first time poster.

I'm bending my brain trying to figure out what is probably a very simple technique. In the first few seconds of this video is an animated trace that reveals the words "The Shard" in the top left corner.

I can guess that there is a trace on a outline path of the text, but that's where I get a bit stuck. Anyone know a way to do this fairly quickly?

Thanks in advance.

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Kalle KannistoRe: Tracking a mask outline
by on Oct 19, 2015 at 7:24:17 am

Convert text layer to shapes, add Trim Paths to shape content, animate Trim Paths end point.

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Dave WadeRe: Tracking a mask outline
by on Oct 19, 2015 at 10:11:34 pm

Awesome, thanks Kalle.

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