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HamboyOpen vs Closed Path
by on Jul 21, 2006 at 6:12:18 pm

I am trying to create an open path in Illustrator (CS2) to export to Invigorator in AE. I save an open path as Illustrator 8, open it in Invigorator, and the the start and end of the path are connected by a straight line. I am trying for a filstrip effect like Serge had for a tutorial, but I can't create an open path. How is this done?

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SergeRe: Open vs Closed Path
by on Jul 21, 2006 at 9:39:04 pm

Hi Hamboy,

- Create an open path using the Pen Tool.
- Select your path & got to Object>Path>Outline Stroke. This will close your path.
- Make sure, now that your path is diagonal so the mapping starts at one end of your object (The lower left)
- In Invigorator switch the front & Back faces off & increase the Depth value.
- Using the layer mapping technique, create a transparency map that is half-white/ half-black or alpha so you can eliminate the backside of your filmstrip.


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