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  • Reverse Strock path on auto-traced mask

     Daniel Zimmer updated 9 months ago 2 Members · 3 Posts
  • Daniel Zimmer

    March 3, 2021 at 4:18 pm

    Hello everybody,

    Im just starting out with AE and i ran into a problem i cant answer threw yt-tutorials or Google search. Please excuse this noob question.

    I autotraced parts of an image and Ae created an autotracelayer with a generated mask. So far so good. I applied a stroke generator to that layer so i could draw the outlines of the object per keyframes. The route the stroke is taking from start to end is determined by the mask path(at least i think so)

    What i want is to reverse the path the stroke is taking. So it starts at the opposite vertical side.

    I tryd to play around with the start and end point control but no success. I tryd precomping it and time reverse but that wasn’t to great of an idea either. Online i found only tips on how to reverse paths of a shape layer but that does not help me either.

    I guess i have to change the order of the mask points but i cant seem to find the way to do so.

    Help to this noob problem would be gladly appreciated


  • Fabrice Leconte

    March 3, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    I think you just need to change the starting point

    (right click on a point => Mask and Shape Path => Set First Vertex )

    and play with Start and End values.

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  • Daniel Zimmer

    March 4, 2021 at 12:27 pm

    Thank you very much, dont know how i could missed that

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