I'm working on animating type to have a handwritten look. But I'm having issues with my brush sizes. It's a bolder font, and is thin in some places and thick in others. Having the same brush size throughout the whole animation is proving to be challenging. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can address this issue? I'm using the stroke effect in After Effects, and essentially masking it. For the record, we cannot change this font. I noticed I can turn masks on and off, but keeping the fluid sequence looks challenging. Anyone have any experience with this?
I usually use animated masks on a track matte to fix these kinds of problems. You definitely cannot do it using just one layer.
... and here's another way to skin that cat: use the Write On effect. You can animate the brush thickness in Write On. Very handy. Use it as a track matte.