I have an animated circle shape layer with trim paths applied to it and the end percent animated from 0% to 100%. But half way through the animation, the circle path seems to close itself. How can i fix this?

if the circle animation is somehow not visible here, here is the link to imgur: https://i.sstatic.net/7zszj.jpg

circle shape with trim paths

  • Related: graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/49643/… Not sure, but I assume the amimation of your mask path is not correct...
    – p2or
    Commented Jul 16, 2015 at 12:04
  • its just a simple circle with trim paths and animated end percent
    – Anubhav
    Commented Jul 16, 2015 at 12:07
  • I assume your mask path is a full circle, try to use an outline as mentioned in the answer above.
    – p2or
    Commented Jul 16, 2015 at 12:14
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    i dont think that is relevant to my question. i am not using a mask. it is a shape layer
    – Anubhav
    Commented Jul 16, 2015 at 12:27

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I can't reproduce your issue on my end, but I can offer an alternative method. Another way to create the circle example you've provided is to use a Radial Wipe effect on the shape layer:

Effect > Transition > Radial Wipe

Just animate transition completion from 0 to 100 percent. If your shape layer is moving, you may also need to pickwhip expression the Wipe Center parameter to your position parameter:


I hope this helps you out. Good luck!

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