Join Alan Demafiles for an in-depth discussion in this video Create write-on paths, part of After Effects CC 2018 Essential Training: Motion Graphics.
- [Narrator" Animating paths and Strokes…are an essential technique…for altering shapes or other elements…as if they were being written on or erased off.…A shape layer's trend path operator…is a widely used After Effects tool…that can achieve this.…Here we'll take a look at some of trim path's…more powerful features to illustrate…what it brings to the tool set.…So previously, we built our flower…based off of a circle shape and a repeater,…but the stem itself was created with the pen tool.…And if we tore this down,…we see a shape and a path.…
Let's go ahead and turn on our shape path visibility…and reframe this so we can see…the individual points that make this up.…So I have my selection tool enabled…and I'm going to click and drag around…these different points.…And you'll notice that my path…is creating the overall shape,…the overall form of this stem.…But the overall look,…that's something different.…That comes from the stroke.…So the stroke operator here.…If I twirl this up and come down to stroke,…you'll notice that I have control…
- Working with shape layers and paths
- Animating compositions
- Animating type
- Animating 3D layers
- Creating 3D text and geometry
- Rendering your motion graphics
- Following an effective motion graphic workflow
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Working with Shape Layers
2. Working with Animation
3. Working with Compositing
4. Working with Type
5. Basic After Effects 3D
6. 3D Geometry
7. Rendering for Motion Graphics
8. Motion Graphic Workflow Tips
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