8 Replies Latest reply on Jun 24, 2017 2:27 PM by ali m.r7155227

    Wiggle Stroke Width Issue

    ali m.r7155227 Level 1

      Hi, since I'm still learning After Effects, I'm not sure how to make this Effect work. I just want it to start at a key-frame from 0 (or not visible) and end with a key-frame with 0 again after passing over the letters. The attached screen shot shows my set-up. Thank you!

       

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        • 1. Re: Wiggle Stroke Width Issue
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

          That's not how it works. It does exactly what it says - it wiggles the stroke width based on the input phase. If you really want to control the fade, you have to add another traditional animator for opacity or stroke width and keyframe that instead.

           

          Mylenium

          • 2. Re: Wiggle Stroke Width Issue
            Mike_Abbott Adobe Community Professional

            I'm not 100% certain of what you're aiming for, but...

             

            Create your text.

            Apply a stroke in the character panel - but set the stroke width to zero.

            Twirl down the text layer to see the  'Animate' menu.

            Animate > Stroke width

            Stroke width = your choice of value

            Twirl down Range Selector 1

            Animate Offset from -100 to 100% over time.

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            • 3. Re: Wiggle Stroke Width Issue
              ali m.r7155227 Level 1

              Thanks Mike! This works but it's not as smooth as "Wiggly Stroke Width" effect. If you apply that effect to a text, the way the stroke moves over the text is very smooth, wave like. The method you told me does what I want (from 0 to 100) but because it's not the "Wiggly" effect, the stroke passes over each letter like a typewriter effect.

              • 4. Re: Wiggle Stroke Width Issue
                ali m.r7155227 Level 1

                I actually made what I wanted it by just playing with the key-frames until it passed over the letters. Video attached

                • 5. Re: Wiggle Stroke Width Issue
                  ali m.r7155227 Level 1

                  Thanks! I just played with the settings until I got close to what I liked.

                  • 6. Re: Wiggle Stroke Width Issue
                    Mike_Abbott Adobe Community Professional

                    https://forums.adobe.com/people/ali+m.r7155227  wrote

                     

                    Thanks Mike! This works but it's not as smooth as "Wiggly Stroke Width" effect. If you apply that effect to a text, the way the stroke moves over the text is very smooth, wave like.

                    Ok - I now understand what you want - very simple to change. Here are the instructions in full again with a minor modification - in case you want to mark this answer:

                     

                    Create your text.

                    Apply a stroke in the character panel - but set the stroke width to zero.

                    Twirl down the text layer to see the  'Animate' menu.

                    Animate > Stroke width

                    Stroke width = your choice of value

                    Twirl down Range Selector 1:

                              Advanced > Set the Shape to Smooth

                              Animate Offset from -100 to 100% over time.

                     

                    If you want a smaller section of the text to have the stroke highlight, reduce the Range selector End parameter value, and the animate offset from the negative of the end value to 100. For example: if you want to highlight 25% of the text at any one time, set:

                    End = 25%

                    Animate offset from -25% to +100%

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                    • 7. Re: Wiggle Stroke Width Issue
                      ali m.r7155227 Level 1

                      Thanks again but when I apply the stroke I don't see the options to change the width to zero. I use to see this option in the character panel but now it's gone and I don't know how to get it back.

                      • 8. Re: Wiggle Stroke Width Issue
                        ali m.r7155227 Level 1

                        Thanks Mike! This is exactly the effects I was trying to apply. Thank you!

                        BTW, the stroke width option was hidden in the character panel, I just had to drag the edge of the panel to see it.