I need to animate a line along a path with a circle in front of it. Basically an 'i' path with the tail extending. Similar to the shape in this image http://www.ravishankar.me/images/intro/skelta-connect2.png
Using and animating a shape tween, its very time consuming and would only really work without the dot
Using a mask doesnt seem to work either as its not a basic line
And making it a symbol on a path in a motion tween also doesnt follow the line to how i need it
Any suggestions please!?
You could do a frame by frame animation. The easiest way to do it is to work the animation backwards along the timeline, removing a piece of the line (and moving the dot) in each frame and then reversing the frames when you are done.
In addition to Kglad's suggestion, I would separate the dot from the line on to its own layer. Convert the dot to a symbol and motion tween it. As for the line, use the frame by frame method Kglad mentioned or an animated mask.
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