Creating paint strokes


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Creating paint strokes

The easiest way to think about the Motion Paint engine is to look at it as kind of a hybrid between a particle system and a replicator. Now if you haven't used either of those tools then I guess you could think about it as kind of a more natural way of creating animation. It's sort of like drawing a pen on a piece of paper; the only difference is the paper is your project and the pen is the Paint tool. So instead of me sitting here trying to verbalize it, let's go ahead and build some paint.

Now we can create paint in a number of ways. The first way is to just use the Paint Stroke tool. So if we grab the paintbrush, making sure our playhead is at the beginning of the Timeline, let's select our layer in the Layers panel that we'd like to paint on. And I just want to create a stroke of paint that'll come in and sort of wipe over the type and then down through the scene, and we can use this as a transitional element or whatever. But I want it to start off screen, so...

Creating paint strokes
Video duration: 6m 58s 9h 1m Beginner Updated Aug 27, 2015

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Creating paint strokes provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Ian Robinson as part of the Motion 5 Essential Training

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