Hello, I'm wondering if any of you fine people could help in recreating the attached?
I'm seeing if there is a way of animating and filling a path in the way of the example. I have tried a stepped approach animation where I keyframe in steps using a dotted stroke but it doesn't have the same effect as the attached.
This looks like it was made using a repeater. You could use mask paths to carve out the letters on a shape layer, add a repeater, then animate the count to go up. Make sure the position of the repeater's transform properties is at 0 though.
Select and delete all Fills and Strokes (to keep things clean)
Select all Shapes, right-click, and Group Shapes
Select Group 1 and Add Merge Paths
Change Merge Paths/Mode to Merge
Under Merge Paths, find Stroke, Change the End Cap to Round Cap, adjust the width, add Dashes and Gaps
Set Dash width to 0
Set a keyframe for Gaps and adjust it until you get the spacing you like
Move down the timeline and set a second keyframe for Gaps to match the Stroke Width
Duplicate the Grop
Change the End Cap to Projecting Cap on the duplicate
To make things easier to adjust, tie the Dashes/Gap property of the first Group/Stroke to the second Group Stroke with a simple pickwhip expression, so you only have to change the keyframes of the second
Move half way between the Gap keyframes and set an opacity keyframe for fhe stroke with the Projecting Cap to zero
Move down the timeline a bit more and set a second stroke opacity keyframe to 100