Hello, i got this text in vector (i used the option in AE) and i want it to make lines that create the text from the start to the end, something like if the text is being written but with a glow effect or something, also maybe (if its possible) add a layer (scaled down) following the lines of the text, because i also made a kind of flare-light in another layer (its only a PNG)
Thanks in regard, and sorry if my english is a little bad, because isnt my main language
There are several ways to reveal a layer. One of the most popular is to use a track matte and the Stroke Effect. You add a solid above your text layer, set it to be an alpha track matte, then draw a mask path over the center of each letter and add the stroke effect. Animate the start or end point and width with Stroke set to Reveal Original to reveal the letters. The path used to reveal the letters can then be copied and pasted to an position property of an effect like lens flare to add a little interest. You will have to adjust the timing to make things line up but it's all pretty straight forward.
Google "Animating a signature in After Effects" and you'll come up with a bunch of tutorials. This one is pretty good....Animated Handwriting in After Effects « Layers Magazine