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Peter RaggCustom Stroke
by on Jan 31, 2011 at 11:41:53 am

Hello Folks...

I need to create a stroke which is made up of a graphic (client logo) kind of like a ticker tape built from lots of little logos wrapping and animating around a moving object.

An animating stroke is no problem but any ideas how I can make a custom fill for the stroke?

I wondered about creating a custom font and using the logo as a character, then generating a string of text which can wrap around my path, do you think this might be the way to go?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Many thanks...

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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Custom Stroke
by on Jan 31, 2011 at 2:22:33 pm

You may be able to use Particular - build a custom sprite w/ your logo.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist

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Michael SzalapskiRe: Custom Stroke
by on Jan 31, 2011 at 2:47:06 pm

Your custom font/text-on-a-path idea is a workable solution, but I think Ted's suggestion of using a custom particle in a particle system is a better one. Particular, if you have it, CC Particle World if you don't. Just make the emitter follow the stroke path and set the velocity to nothing.

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Peter RaggRe: Custom Stroke
by on Jan 31, 2011 at 2:53:00 pm

Thank you both... I do have Particular and Im sure thats the best way to go...

Wish Id have thought of it myself!!!


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