I'm trying to do a little animation with the logo that is displayed on this page : Vingt-Six Lettres
What I want to do is to mask the whole thing, and make both parts "reveal" following the curve... sort of like a "fill up" effect...
Is there a way to get a nice and flowing result, without having to keyframe the whole thing, it's vector shape, is there a way to make aftereffects follow its path ?? to reveal the shape..
Animating maskshapes/vectors for this logo would be fairly easy (and probably a really good way to go about animating this), but you could also do a reveal using Write-on as a matte for your logo layer(s).
The thing is that the vector shapes aren't based on a single path, it's a complete stroke all around...
Is there a function that could simply follow that shape?
I'd animate a mask (or matte) to reveal this. To help, I create 2 mask splines following edge. Then I copy them onto nulls' position, so I have 2 points travelling along edge. If you want even more of a guide, you could "beam" across the 2 nulls to see the edge.