Folks, Im a AE newbie but hooked ! I am trying to acheive something so simple but despite whatever approach I use I can't get this to work the way I would like.
All I want to do is display this chart onscreen but with the opacity right down so it appears as a faded out image.
I want then to fade in the top box, but then the tricky bit for me, I want to then "reveal the blue connecting line to the next box". Simple I hear you say, I have tried masks shapes with the stroke effect, the write on I just dont seem to know teh best way to go about this..
Help would be gretly appreciated !!
All of the elements on your flow chart should be on separate layers. You can reveal the blue line with stroke or with an animated mask. You control the opacity with the opacity property of each layer.
Kudos my friend..... You managed to get me thinking about other methods rather than the ones I had become fixated on.. FWIW I used your idea in conjunction with an Alpha Matte Track matte, works like a charm..