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Eric KlassenAnimated Strokes
by on Jun 11, 2010 at 9:07:27 pm

How are these animated strokes done? I see animations like this all the time but I've never understood how to do it. I need to create a propelling path in 3D space.
Watch from 0:21 - 0:36 below for a good example.

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Todd KoprivaRe: Animated Strokes
by on Jun 12, 2010 at 5:05:18 am

There are several ways, but the one that I like best is to create your graphic, then draw a mask down the center of each element that you want to reveal, and then apply the Stroke effect. You can animate the Stroke effect to reveal the graphic. Just choose Reveal Original Image from the Paint Style menu.

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