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Orange Ray
01-27-2006, 01:01 AM
I have a plug-in called 3d-stroke for After Effects. The question I have is I’m trying to achieve a ribbon moving in 3D space. What I have right now is a worm like object, I’ve been messing with the tapering options but noting seems to give me a “flat edge”. Has anyone ever achieved something simple like what I have described?

Mylenium
01-27-2006, 05:56 AM
I have a plug-in called 3d-stroke for After Effects. The question I have is I’m trying to achieve a ribbon moving in 3D space. What I have right now is a worm like object, I’ve been messing with the tapering options but noting seems to give me a “flat edge”. Has anyone ever achieved something simple like what I have described?

Nope, you can't use 3D stroke in that fashion. Its "brush" is always rounded.

Mylenium

JohnnyRandom
01-27-2006, 04:54 PM
Not a bad idea for ver. 3.0 :D

Ian Jones
01-28-2006, 06:47 AM
Yeh, the name is a little misleading. There are techniques for doing this in full 3d software, do you use any?

suztv
02-03-2006, 08:53 PM
You could perhaps modify one of the hundreds of "waving flag" tutorials to create your ribbon.

Here's one

http://forums.creativecow.net/cgi-bin/page_wrapper.cgi?forumid=1&page=http://www.creativecow.net/articles/dickinson_john/tattered_flag/index.html

mdurwin
02-17-2006, 09:26 PM
You could, once you're done adjusting your stroke, create a small graphic that moves on the same path. Just it move a bit ahead of the stroke. I haven't tried it but I've mulled it over. Tell me if it works.

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