I have a single comp made up of white animated vectors. This is used to drive the line work.
Then outside this comp in the main comp, I have a solid layer with a set matte that pulls the matte in and then applies a layer style stroke to it. The problem is…. that the layer style stroke doesn’t support any dashed line options.
I know all about the solid layers properties and how to get dashed lines from vectors but this needs a different workflow applied directly to a non vector layer. I’m wondering if anyone has any good solutions or plugins that I’ve overlooked to get dashed lines over a matte?
What I suggest after looking at the project file is to use shape layer strokes. What I did is convert the AI files into shape layers (yes, it keeps the animation) and turn off fills and turn on strokes. Then in the stroke option, click the plus button for dashes. If you want the lines to move, use the time expression on offset. I suggest that you make another house and simplify because it adds the stroke into all the doors and windows and I don’t think you want that.
The problem with that work flow Corey is that I can’t keep the negative space at the bottom of each shape. To transition / morph into each shape while keeping the the horizontal line will require a ton of masks and manual keyframing.
Driving the dashed line with an alpha I thought would be easiest way. I can get the line but just can’t get the dashes… Annoying!