hi.. same or similar question... I am a total novice at video editing or compositing of any sort... I am just a motorbiker who wants to make little movies for myself.... and most bikers like to display the route.
I want to connect multiple points ( i.e. towns ) on an image (map) .. and gradually reveal them. A simple straight line revealed by masks won´t do that.. and I have spend a lot of time trying to get it done with keyframes to move the map around a positioned dot-unsuccessful. no way of doing that?
Why do the lines have to be straight?If you draw the route as an overlay following the road you can manipulate a mask around the route as smoothly as you need it to be: curved, wiggly, etc.Say the route is an 'S' shape. Draw a rough 'S' shaped mask around it, then you reveal it by moving one end towards the other using keyframes. following the shape of the 'S', or a selection of 'S's for a more complicated route. You could have multiple masks for multiple sections, town to town for example, to keep the amount of keyframes per mask to a manageable number per section.
Hmm... is the route map displayed early on in this video what you want to do?
If so, Palacono has it correct. Really easy to do.
Feature request: shapes and Ae's Trim Path equivalent.
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