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01 January 2003, 08:41 PM
hey dudes,
is there a way/work around for animating strokes in the paint module..i.e having it(stroke) grow/reveal itself.e.g a write on effect.
DF has this kind of thing and afx does it too.
ideas ???

01 January 2003, 11:32 PM
Theres no automatic way to do it afaik, Theres a tutorial on Discreets support site on how to do it by drawing a motion path for particles to follow which looks like your text.

In my opinion, it would probably be just as easy to do it manualy, ie paint the text out in reverse over time & then reverse it. I've done a few write on's (and a complex logo, on of those 'drawn by a kid' kind of logos) that way & it doesnt take anywhere near as long as you would think... :shrug:

If you can sit your way through a newtek demonstration of lightwave at your local dealer, they will give you a free copy of AuraDV which has a stroke recorder in it.

01 January 2003, 11:06 AM

The tutorial that Chris is refering to can be found at:


Discreet UK

01 January 2003, 11:54 AM
u dudes are awesome u know !!! :thumbsup:

actually it's not for writing text on/off.Just a general functionality of having your strokes apperar from nuthing.
but thanx anyway for the heads up.

chris:read your post about using selections and stuff to mask your effects affect(DF had this a long time back)...and about using your noodle and stuff hehe.
U really getting good at this...using your noodle ;).
chris looong noodle :scream:
thanx again

01 January 2003, 03:19 PM
what a pervert avatar, boomji!

01 January 2003, 06:26 PM
Originally posted by xmb
what a pervert avatar, boomji!
:p ...yeah why dont u just ssuuclick it :scream:

yeah found it on
funny and grizzly stuff there.

01 January 2003, 08:30 PM
LOL :D it's funny, thats what the girls always say too, I'm good with my noodle...... :buttrock:


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