Apologies if this is a n00b question.
I would like to animate the stroke of the following image I have created in illustrator:
I brought it into AE with the layers separated and was able to get it to animate this:
It animates the handwriting in the style that I want, however, the stroke is a new stroke and not the stroke that I had drawn in illustrator. How can I achieve this animation effect while maintaining the colors (each section of the handwriting sample is cut into a different color, it's not a gradient) and look of the original image?
It looks like your Illustrator artwork was created with the blob brush rather than the pen tool? Your animation method may change the way these two options work for you but:
resources from Adobe Helpx
thanks I'll give that a try!