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  • After Effects - Shapes intersection animation

    Hi everyone,

    I need to make a simple animation, 2 empty circles getting near and overlapping/intersecting only in part. The intersection should be filled while the parts that are not in the intersection have to stay empty inside.
    The circles have a border

    I'm attaching an image of the final result I need

    Anybody have an idea on how to do this?

    Thanks

  • #2
    What's really interesting. I think it would be done by Photoshop animation like GIF animation file creating. I'm not sure but I think.

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    • #3
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      • #4
        This is the best I could explain it without a visual ref. It sounds like you're new to AE so this may not make sense to you especially if you've never worked with shape layers.

        Create a "shape layer" and under the layer's drop down menu click "Add" and choose two ellipse, a fill, and a stroke. Move the ellipse apart via their position attribute (this is not the same as the layer's attribute) and add a merge paths node and set it to add. Duplicate the layer and have one layer with only a fill and the other with only a stroke. Change the merge paths node to intersect.

        You can also consolidate your ellipses into group nodes and use only one layer but this more complex for a newb.
        Last edited by Protagonist; 02-11-2017, 02:32 AM.

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        • Pandorino
          Pandorino commented
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          Thank you guys, I think I'll go for the Protagonist's way. I'll try Monday and come back with the results. 😉

          Btw, I'm not really new to AE, but I don't use it very frequently so thanks for the detailed explanation 😊

        • Pandorino
          Pandorino commented
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          Protagonist - thanks for the explanation! I've been able to try only today and it works.

          I've also found a video about the Merge Paths node that helped
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vstn56VxFxQ

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