I was watching Adobe on Twitch today.
where @MChaize was making the #TwitchHype design in after effects, using curva script to animate the shapes.
But i got the idea of keeping it in paths, and use the trim path option. But it would look kinda cheap with the normal stroke. when it came to mind we would love to have the Stroke options from illustrator inside after effects, so we can have custom stroke/path styles such as different widths profiles, dashes, caps etc. That way we would be able to create awesome write on effects just using the pen tool and trim path inside after effects.
Like you could make stroke width profiles inside illustrator:
Drag them into your adobe creative cloud library.
Yup i requested it there as well; Asked on the adobe twitch where i should put the idea, told me to put it on both so here i am :')
Would be cool to see if others have same ideas or better ideas about the feature though!
Trapcode 3D Stroke can do some of these things, in (semi) 3D.