Trapcode 3D Stroke
How to apply 3D Stroke in Premiere
- The best way to apply 3D Stroke in Premiere is to a Black Video, which can be created from under New > Black Video...
- Drag the newly-created Black Video from the Project panel into your Premiere timeline, adjusting it to whatever length you'd like your effect to be.
- Head into your Effects panel within Premiere > Video Effects > Trapcode, and drag 3D Stroke onto your Black Video clip.
How to apply 3D Stroke in After Effects
- The best way to apply 3D Stroke in After Effects is to a solid, which can be created from under Layer > New > Solid..
- Drag the newly created Solid from the Project panel into your After Effects composition, adjusting it to whatever length you'd like your effect to be.
- In After Effects, with your solid selected, head into Effect > Trapcode > 3D Stroke.
Discrepancies between hosts
The main difference between using 3D Stroke in Premiere and After Effects is the lack of Camera Controls within Premiere, and the ability to import SVG files within Premiere.
You can import an arbitrary SVG file to use with the plug-in under the Shape drop-down menu. The SVG can have multiple open or closed shapes, but it cannot contain an animation of any sort.
Once the SVG is imported, you can use the Scale X or Scale Y controls to adjust how much of the canvas it takes up.