2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 9, 2014 12:50 PM by dissidently

    "Fill" either side of a line... possible?

    dissidently Level 2

      Please see the image here, made in Illustrator by faking it, but I'm wondering if it's possible to make this by setting a line as the point at which fills reach, without making closed shapes.


      Or any other way to do this:


      Screen Shot 2014-11-09 at 10.04.35 AM.png

        • 1. Re: "Fill" either side of a line... possible?
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

          Revision FX' RE:Fill can be used with masks to achieve a somewhat similar effect, but otherwise you need to adapt your thinking.  You have things backwards. There's a million ways to apply gradients and strokes/ outlines to closed areas, but determining open boundaries is an exercise in itself from a mathematical point of view, so even if AE had such a feature/ effect, it would not necessarily always work in such situations...



          • 2. Re: "Fill" either side of a line... possible?
            dissidently Level 2

            So the answer is "NO, boundaries cannot be set by lines relative to a direction..You have to fake it, by making closed shapes and then masking them off to avoid gradient fill spill occurring where you don't want it."


            Thank you.