i'm trying to make a movie which is about drawing a rectangle starting from a dot. this is what i did, and how i failed:
i started with a line at lower right corner (height:0, width:1) then i created a tween from it. i managed to draw the line from right corner to the left corner at bottom but when i try to go up now with a new layer, i have to make (i think) height: 300px width:0. and when i do that, the line becomes huge in both width and height.
am i thinking all wrong? i'm sure there is a better way, if there is not, can you help me in turning my drawing to up there? thanks
One way to do would be to draw the rectangle to start off with, then add a frame and erase a little, not too much though, then add another frame and erase a little more, then just keep doing this until the rectangle has totally gone. You'll have a line of keyframes, select them all and 'right-click' and choose 'reverse frames'.
Now when you play it back it looks like it is being drawn, and not erased as you originally did it.