FORUMS: list search recent posts

Tire leaving a skid mark

COW Forums : Adobe After Effects

<< PREVIOUS   •   FAQ   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Matthew Belinkie
Tire leaving a skid mark
on Dec 23, 2013 at 9:50:20 pm

I have a car I've got rigged up in Element 3D. I want it to leave skid marks as it stops and starts. I could do this manually, creating a layer with the skids and animating it on as the car passes over it. But could there be a way to have the car actually "draw" the skid marks in AE? What I'm imagining is that a null attached to each tires draws a path, and a texture gets drawn along the path. In C4D I could do this with a tracer, but it would take like 5 minutes to render each frame.

Here's an image from C4D of the car doing a donut:

Any clever ideas? Might be a way to do something with Particular, rigging the speed of particle creation to the speed of the car, so it always leaves a solid line of skid.

Return to posts index

Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Tire leaving a skid mark
on Dec 24, 2013 at 10:04:36 am

You should be able to link a particle system's emitter/producer to the Nulls. Then tweak the emitter, gravity and particle settings.


Happy Holidays Everyone -

Intensive mocha & AE Training in Singapore and Other Dangerous Locations

Imagineer Systems (mocha) Certified Instructor
& Adobe After Effects CS6 ACE/ACI

Return to posts index

Todd Kopriva
Re: Tire leaving a skid mark
on Dec 26, 2013 at 4:09:44 am

You can copy a motion path into a paint stroke, too, though you may want to roughen the edges of the paint stroke layer to get the look that you're going for.

Todd Kopriva, Adobe Systems Incorporated
After Effects quality engineering
After Effects team blog

Return to posts index

ellen osborne
Re: Tire leaving a skid mark
on May 21, 2014 at 6:47:42 pm

How do you copy a motion path into a paint stroke?

Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2018 All Rights Reserved