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AE Basics 29: Shape Layers Part 13 - Create a True Spiral

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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 29: In this thirteenth tutorial looking at Shape Layers in After Effects, Andrew Devis looks at the problem of creating and animating a true spiral in After Effects and how it can be done by using paths copied from Illustrator.



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Re: AE Basics 29: Shape Layers Part 13 - Create a True Spiral
by Dejan Naumovski
Thanks for enlightening us Andrew! :D
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by Andrew Devis
Hi Dejan

No problem, but do also see the note from Arte below about the preset in AE to also do this job.

Andrew

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Re: AE Basics 29: Shape Layers Part 13 - Creating a True Spiral Using Illustrator Paths
by Andrew Devis
Hi Arte

Thank you so much for pointing this out as it will be very helpful for those who don't have Illustrator! To be honest with you it never occured to me to check the presets!! So, well done for seeing it there. However, either way it's a bit of pain not having a spiral tool, but it's great to see it can be done directly in AE as well. Your comment will help people see the direct AE solution.

Thanks once again
Andrew

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Re: AE Basics 29: Shape Layers Part 13 - Creating a True Spiral Using Illustrator Paths
by arte digital
Hello Andrew! Your tutorials are among the best ones.
After I saw this one, I discovered that you can create a spiral in AE without using illustrator. The technique is the same, but you do not need to go in Illustrator.
You can do it by creating a line with the pen tool (creating a shape layer) and then apply the PATH SPIRAL preset.
This will create a Mask. Inside the mask there is an ANIMATED SPIRAL PATH. If you expand this you will see the MASK PATH. Just copy this and past in path of the created shape (the line) and voila...
Then you just need to delete the keyframes if you do not want it animated and delete the masks created by the preset.
Bellow is a print-screen showing what I describe. Just click on the image to enlarge it.
Cheers


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Re: AE Basics 29: Shape Layers Part 13 - Creating a True Spiral Using Illustrator Paths
by Andrew Devis
Hi Herman

Really pleased you like my tutorials - lots more planned to go up in the comming weeks :o)

enjoy
Andrew

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Re: AE Basics 29: Shape Layers Part 13 - Creating a True Spiral Using Illustrator Paths
by Herman Darr
As a Beginner, your one of my favorites


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