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Handwriting + Saber

PostPosted: 07/17/2016, 12:01 pm
by fhubnet
Hi,
i'd like to apply Saber on a handwriting composition. I want the letters to appear one by one with the fire preset on each individualy.
I've tried using the pen tools, the stroke preset and looked many tutorials, but i can't find how to do that.
Thanks for your help .

Re: Handwriting + Saber

PostPosted: 07/22/2016, 1:42 pm
by Michael_Szalapski
Make a mask follow the handwriting. Use that mask for the shape of the Saber. Animate the end offset.
I've attached an example.

Re: Handwriting + Saber

PostPosted: 07/23/2016, 12:54 pm
by fhubnet
Hi Michael,
Thank you for this answer. I thought i've created a mask with the pen tool, but it seems i'm going a wrong way.
I can't open your file, could you please save it with an older version of after effect. Mine is 12.2.0.52 for mac.
Best regards.
Franck

Re: Handwriting + Saber

PostPosted: 07/26/2016, 7:40 am
by fhubnet
Michael,

I've already done what you show in your file. I used a handwriting font and created a mask with the path of a single word.
The problem is that i want a long text to appear with Saber effect. Is there a way to automatically create the path of several lines of text.
Thanks for your time.

Re: Handwriting + Saber

PostPosted: 08/5/2016, 12:53 pm
by Michael_Szalapski
There is not. You will have to do it by hand.

I mean, maybe you could do it automatically by blurring the text and crushing the levels to get a kind of single line in the middle and then use auto trace on that to get a mask but...yikes.

Re: Handwriting + Saber

PostPosted: 08/5/2016, 10:59 pm
by fhubnet
I will try.
Thanks again.