2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 1, 2013 1:49 PM by deldesign

    Making a Drawing Draw itself

    GreyMethodsAdmin

      Hi there,

       

      I'm new to Adobe Edge and wanted to know if anyone out there knows of a good tutorial or can tell me how to create a drawing that draws itself. I have a sketch that, when it loads, begins to draw itself until fully complete.

       

      Any help would be appreciated!

        • 1. Re: Making a Drawing Draw itself
          dhosford Employee Moderator

          Hi there,

           

            It sounds like you're looking to do a technique known as "masking". At this time, Edge Animate does not have masking functionality, but it is something that is being looked into for a future release. : )

           

            However, there are techniques that users have developed that provide a work around to achieve the effect you are looking for. Check out this thread below to see how to do the technique:

           

          http://forums.adobe.com/message/4720663

           

            At the bottom, the user aa_lique describes taking rectangles that are the same color as the background color and animating them to uncover the image behind them. I have also authored a tutorial that utilizes a similar technique to uncover a logo in a radial "wipe" looking effect:

           

          http://forums.adobe.com/docs/DOC-2536

           

          I hope this helps! Let me know if you need further clarification! If you'd like, I can make a sample project for you to show you how to do the masking workaround technique.

          • 2. Re: Making a Drawing Draw itself
            deldesign Level 2

            Could you show the sketch or something similar?