4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 13, 2008 6:09 AM by (raymond_setzer)

    logo animation

      i am trying to make a logo apear bit by bit in AE

      the main problem is that the logo is curved like a spiral

      so i want the logo to apear from one end of the curve to the other
      if it was straight i could have animated a white back groung to move over it so it'll apear from one end to another.

      but how do i doit if it is a curve?

      i want it to start growning like leaves on a tree

      plz help me

      i just want some tips
        • 1. Re: logo animation
          Level 1
          lioric_lionheart@adobeforums.com wrote:
          > am trying to make a logo apear bit by bit in AE
          >
          > the main problem is that the logo is curved like a spiral
          >
          > so i want the logo to apear from one end of the curve to the other
          > if it was straight i could have animated a white back groung to move over it so it'll apear from one end to another.
          >
          > but how do i doit if it is a curve?
          >
          > want it to start growning like leaves on a tree
          >
          > plz help me
          >
          > just want some tips

          If you can convert it to a vector path you have more options avail

          You use also use the paint tool. I know Creative Cow has at least one
          tutorial on using the paint tool in this manner. Often it gets used to
          create a text 'handwriting' effect.
          • 2. Re: logo animation
            Mylenium Most Valuable Participant
            As Raymond said, check out a few tutorials. In particular go looking for Jayse Hansen's "Growing Vines" tute. You can also get several hints and clues from some of the 3DStroke related training clips on the Trapcode website. With variations, they can be used with the normal Stroke and Write-On effects as well.

            Mylenium
            • 3. Re: logo animation
              Level 1
              thank you both
              i actually didn't know the terms to use
              now i know
              growing vines, paint tool, vertor path 3d stroke
              thanks guys
              • 4. Re: logo animation
                Level 1
                lioric_lionheart@adobeforums.com wrote:
                > thank you both actually didn't know the terms to use now i know
                > growing vines, paint tool, vertor path 3d stroke
                > thanks guys

                3d Stroke is a very useful tool from Trapcode. It automates a number of
                effects you can do with lines. (I'm not sure, perhaps the proper term is
                to say 'vector shape', but in the end, its lines and stuff made from
                lines). With 3d Stroke you can animate the reveal, duplicate them,
                rotate them in Z space and more.