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Let’s talk about animating paint strokes. Thank you Andy from Timesaver Tutorials for sharing the knowledge and I’m going to share it with you guys because I enjoy it so much. So the first thing we’re going to do is hit the PK to enter our paint stroke mode and let’s draw out the shape that we want to animate. So I’m just going to draw some stuff like this. Now, we can go back in and let’s go to our edit points mode and now let’s shift select, this points in the middle and get rid of them by selecting them and hit and delete.
So I’m going to go through here and shift select, all these points in the middle because going through and trying to make this lunch straight by hand by adjusting all these points would be a nightmare. So let me go in here and just delete these spare points by doing a box selector item. It’s faster, more efficiently to do things. So just bare with me here while I finish this up and get all of them out of the way.
Now, we have our lines here. Let’s go into some of these points that are too rounded and make them linier so that it will be sharp. Now we have our straight line we’re going to animate. So let’s go to our inspector, shake tab under style. Let select shape style and let’s select lot number three, okay. Now, you can see that’s animate, nonetheless, make our out point about right there, like that. Now, let’s go into our stroke tab and let’s mess with some of this. Let’s go to our width over stroke. We’ll delete the first point, select the second point, make it 100 the stroke width. Let’s go on down under the jitter. We’re going to make it zero. We don’t want no jitter in there and I brush random scale, we’re going to make it zero. Now, when I play this back we have this here. Now we can go into our brush scale and make a little bigger if you want, like that. So now, as this plays back, let’s go into our color and you can see what the change colors, we’re going to have to select it and go over here and reset perimeter because these are animated. Now, I’m going to do that for this one. That’s going to turn them black.
So let’s do something simple. Let’s keep it red, and we’ll make this last one a darker red and you can also add more but take on this, dragging it off. We’re getting rid of it. Now you can see it’s completely red. If you want to add another one, we just click there, select the color swatch and we can make this one darker, now it goes from a lot red to a darker red. There we go. There’s our animated paint stroke, our little scope so to speak.
Here’s another version with a different color, just to give you guys an idea that you don’t have to use red. You can use neon glows and any kind of color you want. This is a purple demonstration. So this is how you animate paint strokes and why not. This is a wonderful way to put to animate anything is to use paint strokes. It’s really powerful tool emotion that isn’t covered the whole lot. So I hope this get you started guys. Thanks for watching.