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John Bone
3D Stroke Hard Edges ?
on Sep 29, 2010 at 4:24:39 pm

I have searched the forum and found old posts on this subject but nothing new . . I am desperate to work this out! With 3d stroke you cannot adjust the brush edge and I require an animated stroke with a flat edge, like a block. Does anyone know of a reasonable workaround in CS5 ?
I have tried this method from an earlier post, but cant get it to work

. . you could try the write-on effect. Make a solid square that is the size you want the stroke tip to be. Now move it around in the way you want you stroke to be. Now create a new comp-sized solid and apply the write-on effect. Using the expression pick whip, link the source position of the write on effect with the position of your solid square. By adjusting the thickness of the line, you should be able to get the look you want.

Matt Hall
Director, Digital Post
CCG MetaMedia, Inc.


Thanks JB


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Dave LaRonde
Re: 3D Stroke Hard Edges ?
on Sep 29, 2010 at 4:29:44 pm

[John Bone] "I have tried this method from an earlier post, but cant get it to work "

That's because it's intended for 2D only.
To my knowledge, the strokes in 3D Stroke are round and not square.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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John Bone
Re: 3D Stroke Hard Edges ?
on Sep 29, 2010 at 4:33:17 pm

Thanks Dave
I will scrub that method, Are there any other ways to animate a square edged stroke, other than using trapcodes 3d stroke, and other than doing it manually?
JB


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Dave LaRonde
Re: 3D Stroke Hard Edges ?
on Sep 29, 2010 at 4:42:05 pm

I don't know of any outside of using a 3D application.

I'm pretty sure there's only one brush stroke in 3D strike: round.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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John Bone
Re: 3D Stroke Hard Edges ?
on Sep 29, 2010 at 4:52:52 pm

Freehand masking it is then, Thanks Dave!
JB


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Dave LaRonde
Re: 3D Stroke Hard Edges ?
on Sep 29, 2010 at 5:13:47 pm

I don't know if I did you any favors. I think I simply made life more difficult for you.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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mathew fuller
Re: 3D Stroke Hard Edges ?
on Sep 29, 2010 at 9:35:53 pm

You can generate a SQUARE brush stroke using trapcode particular. Just emit particles with no velocity.. and a long life span.

The higher they fly... the much.
http://www.morecompletefx.com/reel.html


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