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Andrei Popa
Elastic rope effect on a text
on Oct 16, 2017 at 3:01:22 pm

Usually i do a lot of searching and trial and error when i encounter a problem but now i am a bit in a hurry. So some help would be great. I have a text and i need it to act like a rope that is pulled down and then let go. Kind of like a bow, but horizontally. I probably have to add a text animator with modified position, but i can't figure out the formula for the selector.

Andrei


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Brendon Murphy
Re: Elastic rope effect on a text
on Oct 16, 2017 at 3:33:56 pm

Couple ideas:

-Draw a mask on your text layer - just a straight line as if you are underlining it. Make sure there's a point in the middle. Then choose the mask as your Path under "path options". You can now animate the path to control the shape of the text (add bezier handles to smooth the bend).

-Or, you could just animate a mesh warp effect on your text layer

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Andrei Popa
Re: Elastic rope effect on a text
on Oct 17, 2017 at 10:02:53 am

Thanks a ton Brendon. Did not know about the path thing. Can't believe i struggled so many times doing efffects that could be done so easy with a mask path :O

Andrei


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