Quizzler solution two: Stroke drawing direction


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Quizzler solution two: Stroke drawing direction

Our second Quizzler involves how do you draw a line around a mask path? The answer is you use the Stroke effect, which we already showed you earlier. I'll open up the comp Stroke play. Click on the layer leaf shapes that has my mask paths on it. I'll press E to reveal the Effects and there's the Stroke effect. I'll twirl it down and you can see with animated the end position from 0 to 100. That way the stroke will draw along the mask path.

You can also just scrub it to see what it does. Now turn off the mask path visibility so you can see things more clearly now and there is our stroke. Now, how would you get this to draw in the opposite direction? Well, you might say animate and backwards, but no, that just draws it or off. The solution is actually to animate the start rather than animating the end. You'll see if you just scrub Start by itself. It keeps animating in the same direction. However, if we were to start at 100 and go backwards, ohhh! That's how we go into...

Quizzler solution two: Stroke drawing direction
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Quizzler solution two: Stroke drawing direction provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 05: Creating Transparency

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