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  • Mike Morris

    March 24, 2007 at 9:12 am

    I have a variety of layers from Illustrator that I am trying to animate in, as though they are “growing” in onto the screen. I’m familiar with the method of using the stroke effect to reveal the original image and then setting it as an alpha track matte, but that doesn’t provide quite the look I want.

    Imagine it were some vines of ivy that I am animating in… I would like it to animate in, but gradually get thicker at the base of the vine as it grows. The stroke effect provides me with the same width throughout the duration of the animation, unless I keyframe the brush width, which I have tried, and it doesn’t give the look that it is growing.

    Any thoughts on how to accomplish this? I hope I explained it in a way that makes sense.

    Sib Ntsib Dua


  • Adolfo Rozenfeld

    March 24, 2007 at 7:03 pm

    The write-on effects lets you animate width over the stroke lentgh. Its’ one of the options. When you turn it on, it means that the stroke from that point on has this new width. Otherwise, it means the whole stroke changes width.
    You can copy a mask or AI path and paste as position keyframes for Write-on.

    Adolfo Rozenfeld
    Buenos Aires – Argentina

  • Mike Morris

    March 31, 2007 at 11:15 pm

    Thanks for the suggestion. I played around with the write-on effect, and couldn’t quite nail down how to use it. Any good tutorials out there that demonstrate how to use it?


    Sib Ntsib Dua


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