After Results: Trim Paths Arrow
If you wish to create an arrow that strikes alongside a path on After Results, particularly a curved path, Trim Paths is beneficial.
First, create a form layer path. That is the trail the arrow will journey. With the trail outlined, choose Form 1 within the “Contents” property of the form layer. Then, choose the Add button and select Trim Paths. Form 1 will be the pointed a part of the arrow, so give it a becoming title like “Arrow Head.” Then, duplicate “Arrow Head” and rename it one thing like “Arrow Tail,” and this would be the again a part of the arrow.
For the Arrow Head Trim Paths property, hyperlink the Finish worth to the Begin worth by utilizing the pickwhip. Then, hyperlink each the Arrow Tail Trim Paths Begin and Finish worth to the Arrow Head Trim Paths Begin worth.
Now, outline the Arrow Head form. Go to the expression for the Trim Paths Finish worth and append the plus signal and a quantity to the top of the expression. The quantity worth dictates the size of the Arrow Head. To additional form the Arrow Head, go to the Stroke property and alter the stroke width as wanted. Below the Taper property, alter both the beginning or finish size (relying on the route your arrow goes) to 100% to create the triangle form. On this instance, the arrow is shifting towards the proper.
Drag the Trim Paths begin worth as much as see the Arrow Head transfer alongside the curves of the trail.
Subsequent, it’s time to form the tail. On the Arrow Tail Trim Paths Finish property expression, append a minus signal and a numeric worth to the top. This defines the Arrow Tail size. You might even see a small hole the place the arrow’s head and tail meet. In that case, alter the tail’s Trim Paths begin property expression by including one to shut the hole. You may alter different Taper properties to form the tail accordingly.
Lastly, return to the Arrow Head Trim Paths Begin property and set keyframes for the start and ending arrow movement alongside the trail. Now, the arrow strikes alongside the curved path.
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