That should bE> the same way that you do "flourishes", which is discussed in this thread:
You need to apply an "image mask" (by right-clicking) to your red circle.
The source for this img mask should be a your paint-stroke, with write-on behaviour checked.
Hope you'll be able to work as intended.
I'm a motion noob myself, and find these forums a tremendous resource.
Here's a project I did before the weeked, where I got really god advice form another member:
A cool effect and a project that provides a lot of learning, if you're interested.
must admit I tried to do this in Motion 5, and could not make it work.
Being quite sure it should work the way I did it, I decided to try it in Motion 4 as well.
I found out that it works in Motion 4, but not in Motion 5.
I did a screen-grab in both versions 4 and 5, but can't upload video here (greyed-out option),
so I attached stills from both version at frame 10 of the project.
Project was created in Motion 4; nothing is changed when opening in Motion 5.
So I'd like to find what could be at work here; why doesn this not work in Motion 5?
I LOVE it, how things envolve here at the boards: you solved my problem, now I have to explain, how it worked
when you use the built-in 'paint' features, in this example the circle, no mask needed. just add the write-on behavior. works with bezier-tool too (to create the blue bar in final animation:
btw: why do you use an un-paid 3rd party tool to publish simple screen-shots? MacOS comes with all you need;
cmd-shift-3 (whole screen)
cmd-shift-4 and space-bar ('Cam'/selects a window in toto)
>>btw: why do you use an un-paid 3rd party tool to publish simple screen-shots? MacOS comes with all you >>need;
Yes, I know :-}
But I had already exported the video, which clearly illustrated how the animation worked in M4 butnot M5.
Then whenI couldn't attach the video file, my brain froze and I uploaded screen snaps of the video instead.
I caught myself in the act but got lazy and wouldn't go back and do screensnaps from both M4 and M5 again.
Stupid + Lazy = bad combo
Back to your project: Did you use the Paint tool for your red circle? I don't understand... How can you make a perfect circle with Paint + write on?
On a different note: Look at the attachment. Notice anything strange with the HUD vs. the Inspector?
.... Did you use the Paint tool for your red circle? I don't understand... How can you make a perfect circle with Paint + write on?
sorry, me no good English:
I meant: when you not use imported pictures (jpgs) but 'paint' your graphics with M5's built-in features. the write-on-behavior follows the 'paths' the rectangle/circle/bezier-tool creates - no masks needed.
a circle: circle-selector, shift-key = perfect circle. as you can see in my screen-shot above: give that selection an 'outline' ('fill' is in use with the white circle), color.done.
a box: two points with the bezier-tool (hold shift to make it 0°/90°), modify end- and starting-points to be recangular, add color, done.
this basic animation has 4 layers: the red circle being 'painted', the blue box appearing, the white 'dot' tumbling in, the 'station name' randomly dropping in.
if you know HOW a 10min-done-project ...
Aha, NOW I understand: It's a shape/path, and then you apply a write-on behaviour directly to the shape itself, afterwards. Didn't think of that. Perhaps the technique I pointed you to was like this, but I didn't read all of it
The technique I tried is a general masking technique, in which you animate the source of an image mask to unveil something else, which needn't be limited to shapes, but can be anything: Image, video, shape, text, ...
And I really want to find out why it didn't work in M5.
But thanks for showing me something new!