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FREE AE project!! Because many people have been asking how to create the snakes from the example video. I have put together a project file with all seven strokes in them, I WANT THIS

Tutorial - Taper Ouroboros strokes using 3D stroke as a Matte

Ouroboros used on the new Flex Alert TV ad! by BUCK Design.

Use Bevel Join and Offset Paths to create pointed strokes. Trim the individual strokes down to 1% to create square dots. Track Matte can be used to cut out other strokes to make arrow pointers.

thisComp.height - With this simple expression applied to the stroke width, Ouroboros will always scale to the comp size making a full solid.

thisComp.height - With this simple expression applied to the stroke width, Ouroboros will always scale to the comp size making a full solid.

Google Education, Using Ouroboros to create stroke effects in Google for Education. Designed by BUCK Design.

Style frames by DEMO

Fill the shape

Kris: Is there a way to use the 'Fill' option for the shape in Ouroboros?
Sander: Turn on the fill of the original shape layer that Ouroboros is parented to.

Shape-layer Structure

Make sure the structure is like " > Contents > Shape x > Path x " mirroring the Ouroboros layer " > Contents > Group x > Ouroboros x "

Every pixel in this animation created with shape layer strokes in combination with Ouroboros