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  3D Stroke uses paths from one or more masks to render volumetric strokes that can be rotated and moved freely in 3D space. It has a built-in camera for AE41 and Combustion 3 users and can also use AE5's comp camera. Path reveals in 3D are easily made using the keyframable sliders for start and end.

Watch 3D Stroke in action! [flash] or download

Since After Effects allows pasting Adobe Illustrator paths as masks (provided both programs are running on the same machine), you can use your own vector art and fly around it any way you like, the paths will not disappear when viewed from the side.

The repeater section allows for repeating the strokes applying a 3D transform for each instance. 3D Stroke also features motion blur so that fast moving strokes animate smoothly. Built-in transfer modes are provided for easy stacking of the effect in one layer. There is also a feature to bend the strokes in space and taper controls to make strokes that are thinner at the ends.

Hosts
Adobe After Effects 6.5 and higher (Mac OSX/Windows)
Adobe Premiere Pro
FCP, Motion
Avid
 
 

"I love the 3D Stroke plug-in! It is absolutely the most amazing and groundbreaking plug-in developed in the last year...."
- Mike Goedecke, Belief.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5!
- Anders F Ronnblom, EFX ART & DESIGN MAGAZINE (issue #34 Spring 2002)

Examples

 
organic.mov (307K)     tutorial available!
 
  lightworld.mov (563KB)     info & project file
 
 
style.mov (1.6M)     tutorial available!
 
  lightcycle.mov (285K)     tutorial available!
 
 
curves.mov (1.0M)     info & project file
 
  bend.mov (450K)     info & project file
 

See examples of 3D Stroke used in production in the user gallery!

Features

• Available for Mac OS, Mac OSX and Windows
• Works in 16bit (AE5 PB) and 8bit per channel color depths
• Option to use AE5 comp camera
• Built-in camera for AE41 and Combustion 3 users
• Motion Blur
• Extensive documentation: Manual and Tutorials
• The repeater allows easy object repetition with a 3D transform applied for each instance
• View-space z-clipping
• Built-in transfer modes
• Available for instant purchase on-line

Not convinced yet? Get the free demo and try it today! This demo is unlockable, so if you decide to buy it you only need to purchase an unlocking key and you are set. The product is registered to your name only, so you can actually purchase the unlocking key right now without installing the demo first.