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01-05-2007, 11:58 PM
Sorry guys, I can't get any joy in the AfterEffects forum and I know some of you guys use AfterEffects as much as you do Cinema 4D.
I read in the help files that Vector painting is different from regular painting
and it describes where to find it etc, except it doesn't show for me.
I basically need to create some curves with an outline stroke that is capable of morphing from one shape to another.
I create a new solid, go to effects:paint
(It says there would be an option for Vector Paint too, but there isn't)
Even regular paint does nothing for me.
Can somebody quickly run me by the setup?
01-06-2007, 02:32 AM
Yay... I finally get to contribute to the Cinema forum.
For what you're describing your best bet is Effect>Render >Stroke.
Make a new solid, then create a path/mask that matches your starting desired shape. Set a shape keyframe for the mask/path. Move to your next point in time, change the mask shape. Do this for as many times as you like/need. Now go to Effect>Render>Stroke. Set the Path to match your mask name. Be sure to look at the different options in the Paint Style pulldown at the bottom as it'll help with whichever situation you're using the strokes for.
If you like, you can also animate the path drawing on or off by animating the Start and End parameters. It's a great filter. I use it to flow lines and clean up crappy key edges all the time.
I hope this helps. Good luck.
01-06-2007, 06:38 AM
The only difference being that in AE 7 it was in Generate / Stroke
Thanks so much, I've wasted a day with this, but have learned a fair amount of
features I wouldn't normally touch.
01-06-2007, 05:44 PM
Sorry guys, I can't get any joy in the AfterEffects forum...
Your own fault. If you do not describe your problems properly, you cannot expect the ultimate answer. Telepathy may work between you and Scott, but it certainly doesn't work on others.
01-06-2007, 05:44 PM
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