Can you explain very specifically how you want the effect to look? You don't want it to wipe on, you don't want it to draw on, so what exactly do you require? Can you provide an example on YouTube or something? Have you tried the "Animate In" text animation presets?
"Swipe" is meaningless to me, sorry.
I am trying to make crisp text appear with a constant lightning bolt, but not a full letter at a time.
I want it to look like the lightning is a pen writing the text.
I don't have any example as i have not come across any examples as of yet.
That youtube video is the closest i have come to so far, the speed and appearing of text are correct in the video, but i wan't this to be accomplished with a lightning bolt and actual text, not just stroking a bunch of pen lines.
Swipes are found in "presets,transition wipes".
A sand to text (or text to sand) is considered a wipe.
The more i think avout this, the more i think i may use a wipe and increase the amount of lightning to encompass the vertical height of the text to make this happen. And wipe from left to right keeping the lightning and wipe the same speed.
It looks like this "Laser Writer" video is exactly what i was looking for.
Thanks, i have been working with advanced lightning/strike.