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By Owain Street

September 6th, 2011

In this episode of Red Giant TV, Owain Street shows you how he created the beautiful and evocative light effects from a series of commercials for Demonfort University using Trapcode 3D Stroke. Keep your eyes open for great shortcuts and techniques.

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June 5th, 2013 at 12:49 pmdon c says:

Outstanding! Thank you for the time and effort to put forth this very helpful tutorial

February 23rd, 2013 at 2:59 ammanjeet says:

awsome and clean tutorial..help me alot to learn trapcode 3Dstroke thanx.........

January 11th, 2013 at 4:40 amDave says:

Owain - Thanks for the very detailed, well explained tutorial, to what looks otherwise complex. The magician reveals his tricks! I hope you will produce more tutorials. Cheers.

June 12th, 2012 at 2:37 amOwain Street says:

Hi Andy, So sorry for the late response - been hectic and awayhome for a while. You may have already solved the problems you were having - but if not I hope this is helpful. Firstly the colour of the mask is something which you can change by clicking on the colour swatch which appears next to each mask you have created (click on the layer you have applied a mask to and use the keyboard shortcut M to reveal the mask properties.) Changing the colour can be really useful, allowing you to draw a mask on something over which the default yellow isn't easy to see. If your mask is masking the solid you can stop thathappening by revealing the mask properties and by selecting "None"the drop down menu (it probably says "Add" when you first reveal it). BUT you shouldn't have to worry about the mask - as when you apply the effect "3D Stroke" the mask / layer should become transparent and leave you with just your stroked line. This part is essential - the stroke effect is created by the plugin by Trapcode called "3D Stroke" (you can get a demo of it - or buy it - on this website). The 3D Stroke plugin is essential to create the effect I demonstrate, you create your solid, draw your mask and then apply the 3D Stroke effect to that solid. Hope this helps. Owain.

June 3rd, 2012 at 5:41 amAndy says:

Owain, what am I missing here, the easiest step and I cannot see what you've done. You create a simple stroke after making the solid - easy. But the pen tool for me has always masked the solid, so how are you creating a stroked line?!

June 2nd, 2012 at 2:36 amAndy says:

Owain, what am I missing here, the easiest step and I cannot see what you've done. You create a simple stroke after making the solid - easy. But the pen tool for me has always masked the solid, so how are you creating a stroked line?!

February 24th, 2012 at 1:50 amJaime N says:

Useful and very interesting tutorial. Many thanks

February 12th, 2012 at 1:18 amsai prasad says:

Thanks for this excellent tutorial!

February 1st, 2012 at 3:25 amOwain Street says:

Hi guys, Thanks so much for the positive comments! I'm in the process of recording my next tutorial and hope to complete it this week. I'm looking at Particular this time but I am more than happy to look at Form in another one soon... Thanks again!

January 27th, 2012 at 6:23 amAharon Rabinowitz says:

Pierre, check out this episode of Red Giant TV Live to learn more about how you can use fractals to create those animated waves: http://www.redgiantsoftware.com/videos/redgianttv/item/290/

January 25th, 2012 at 11:08 amPierre says:

Thanks for this excellent tutorial!! Do you think you could also show us how you did the waves in your "Philippa" clip? It's awesome!!

October 5th, 2011 at 3:08 pmSaMe7 says:

Red Giant u bring me life again with your trapcode particular

September 7th, 2011 at 4:06 amNick Munro says:

This is beautiful. Great how the studio lighting and After Effects interact so effectively. Excellent little section about 32 bit colour and glows, will enhance my worknow on I think!

September 7th, 2011 at 1:53 amAlex says:

Gr8 tutorial!!!! thnx

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