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AE Basics 30: The Write-on Effect

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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 30: In this tutorial, Andrew Devis demonstrates the "Write-on" Effect in After Effects showing how it works and how paths created in After Effects and other programs can be used to create higher quality animations with the "Write-on" effects than might be produced by simply animating the various properties of the effect. Although not strictly one of the shape layer series, this tutorial does follow on from the previous tutorial looking at creating true spirals in After Effects.



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Re: AE Basics 30: The Write-on Effect
by Andrewmichael LoMenzo
Hey Andrew,

So I followed both AE Basics tutorial 29 and 30 to the letter, however, I cannot for the life of my get the "roving key frames" to generate when I paste the spiral path from illustrator to the brush position in the write on effect. Any idea why this is not working?

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Andrew
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by Andrew Devis
Hi Andrew

Not sure why it isn't working for you. Are you making sure that you are pasting the path to the brush position in the timeline and not in the Effects Controls panel?

Try creating a mask in AE and selecting the mask path, copying that and pasting it to the brush position and see if that gives you the roving keyframes?

Let me know how you get on.
All the best
Andrew

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Re: AE Basics 30: The Write-on Effect
by arte digital
It was just a suggestion once it may be more simple to use it. I do appreciate the way you explain things and I am following you tutorials because you do point all important details that will makes understand all we are doing. This is the right way to learn I think. thanks
Re: AE Basics 30: The Write-on Effect
by Andrew Devis
Hi Arte

There is only so much you can put in any one tutorial and I was going to cover it in AE Basics when I get to paint (if I remember) so left it out at this point.

Hope this helps
Andrew

... because it's all about stories ...
Re: AE Basics 30: The Write-on Effect
by arte digital
Hi Andrew, thanks once again for another good tutorial.
I am sure you know about this but why din't you mention in this tutorial the write on feature that comes with the brush tool?



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