Use Multiple Masks For Position Path
Dear Creative Cows,
its been a long time since I used this effect (since CS6 tbh) and I dont really remember 100% how I did it, or better said – I believe it was much easier back in the days…
The effect I want to create is a pen milling a text (whole sentence) out of a plate.
I need to do a simple stroke path (write-on) effect on a text and connect a pen to the actual (end) position of the stroke. Whats been easy is the method to draw a (only one) shape with the pen tool as alpha matte on a separate layer with stroke effect, set start and end, use as matte, done.
BUT now I have a very complex outline text, for which I did an auto trace to get my masks from. So far so good. but when I copy/paste those 180 mask paths now onto the position of my pen layer I just get those masks copied and no path on the position.
I tried to create shapes out of the text and animate the trim path sequencially but now I cannot copy the path to the pen position^^
Could anybody please be so kind and tell me what am I doing wrong?
I remember that this was a very simple solution but now somehow I dont get it running in CC 2024.
Thank you, cheers