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Dashed lines with same stroke width

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Hi forum.

 

I have made an ellipse an I have used the dashes feature so I can get lines (like the example on the right done in Illustrator). But the lines don't have the same stroke width, they seems thicker towards the outer part of the ellipse. Is there a way I can achieve this in AE? 

 

(I have also used the trim feature which I need, so I can animate the lines which is convenient).

 

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Don't use dashes. Use a shape layer repeater or as an alternative a text layer with a mask as path.

 

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Dashed lines with same stroke width

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Hi forum.

 

I have made an ellipse an I have used the dashes feature so I can get lines (like the example on the right done in Illustrator). But the lines don't have the same stroke width, they seems thicker towards the outer part of the ellipse. Is there a way I can achieve this in AE? 

 

(I have also used the trim feature which I need, so I can animate the lines which is convenient).

 

AELines.jpg

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Don't use dashes. Use a shape layer repeater or as an alternative a text layer with a mask as path.

 

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Don't use dashes. Use a shape layer repeater or as an alternative a text layer with a mask as path.

 

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Hello.

 

So I used a repeater which did work, which I animated on each frame on bar rotating (But I didn't use a text layer mask).However I wanted to know, I had spread the frames and in between and there was a fade in animation until the keyframe appeared, I have not tampered with any opacity values!

 

So In order to avoid the fading in, fade out until the next bar appears, I moved all the keyframes closer on the timeline, which eliminated the fade in/fade out effect.

 

Whats the reason AE is doing this fade in fade out FX, having not tampered with the opacity of any keyframes? 

 

 

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Or, do it in illustrator and import as a comp. 

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