Creating animated strokes


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Creating animated strokes

Using the Stroke effect is probably going to be very important to your workflow, especially if you're creating info graphics. Now the term stroke is just a fancy word for draw a line, and basically, it's just drawing a line along a path. To create some lines that will denote the growth of solar panel usage across the country, we need to start with creating a layer Solid. So let's make sure we have our timeline selected and then go up under Layer, and choose New > Solid.

We can leave it a White Solid. All we have to do is click the Make Comp Size button and click OK. If I try, and add a stroke in here or a path, I won't be able to see anything because my layer is all the way on the top of the layer hierarchy. That's not a problem. We can just adjust the opacity. So press T to open the Opacity and adjust it down to about 30%. Perfect! Now let's go up and grab the Pen tool from our Tool panel. Now to add a path into our mask, all we have to do is just click once, and t...

Creating animated strokes
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Creating animated strokes provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Ian Robinson as part of the After Effects CS6 Essential Training

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