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Peo Fogelstrom3D wrapping line
by on Nov 14, 2015 at 9:53:07 am


I'm working on a trailer project and I'd like to mimic the arcade opening for the game that the event will host.

How would I go about to recreate the red stripe wrapping the character? As well as having the moving texture inside it (might be self explanatory once I know how to create the line).

I've looked into some tutorials and I get the idea of using a null object and pairing an object to it and move it in 3D space. But I've only seen it with a small object and not this ever continuing line.

Maybe can be done with Trapcode 3D stroke? I'm still browsing for tutorials for this plugin to see if I can recreate it. But so far not finding quite what I'm looking for.

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John CuevasRe: 3D wrapping line
by on Nov 16, 2015 at 2:23:57 pm

Probably easier to do with Trapcode Particular, if you want the 90 degree turns. This tutorial might help get you started.

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Peo FogelstromRe: 3D wrapping line
by on Nov 16, 2015 at 6:18:55 pm

Thanks again Johnny for helping me out. That tutorial was really helpfull and educational. Wish I had found it in my searches.

And thank you too Jay. Your idea is painfully true and I can't believe I didn't think about it myself. I was too snowed in because a little earlier in the opening of the game the camera follows a long line backwards so I had my mind set on that effect from the start and it immedietly pushed me towards 3D and Trapcode 3D Stroke.

Again, thank you both for your solutions.

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jay muellerRe: 3D wrapping line
by on Nov 16, 2015 at 3:23:08 pm

Create the final look you're after and keep it 2D. Use a linear wipe to reveal the lines (adjust the length of each wipe to show various depths) , they'll have the look you're after.

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Peo FogelstromRe: 3D wrapping line
by on Nov 21, 2015 at 1:58:36 pm

Alright so I got around to this project again after clearing some stuff out.

I've gone with the 2D + linear wipe solution but I'm unsure how I will move the texture now.

I just made a rough draft in PS to see how it would look and it turned out okay.

So I want the red grunge texture to move and obviously in the same direction the lines are presented.

Some loop expression or evolution?

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Eric SantiagoRe: 3D wrapping line
by on Nov 21, 2015 at 6:14:50 pm

Do a precomp with the grunge lines travelling in desire direction.
Then do a series of distort functions to create each movement.
The example you sent is Anime and most cases its always fast and slight of hand trickery.

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Peo FogelstromRe: 3D wrapping line
by on Nov 21, 2015 at 10:52:08 pm

Think I got it :)

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