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Apple Motion 5 Cookbook by Nick Harauz

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Writing on your shape's outline

Motion gives you the ability to draw and erase shape outlines easily. Maybe you want to draw on an animated line over a map to animate the path of travel. Let's see how we can use this.

How to do it...

  1. From the exercise files of this chapter, open the 03_10 project by double-clicking on it.
  2. The project consists of a simple circle and square. Let's apply a Shape behavior to draw these objects on the screen. Select the Rectangle layer and click on the gear icon under the Canvas. Navigate to Shape | Write On as shown in the following screenshot:
    How to do it...
  3. Nothing happens. That's because the Write On behavior will only work on the ...

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