Lets say I have a curved line in the shape of an "S". I want to reveal the shape as if the shape is being drawn, so basically the mask would follow the shape. I can't seem to achieve this using either shape or motion tweening. Any suggestions? I'm using Flash CS6 and don't really know about using scripts yet.
you could use 3 layers to mask your S. one layer to expand a rectangular shapd from the S top right to its top left, a second to expand a rectangular shape from left to right/top to down and the last from right to left:
What I ended up doing was creating an animation within the symbol that consisted of 5 layers, that way it would go from right to left, then down, then left to right, then down, then right to left.Worked pretty good. Thanks for the help!