3D Serpentine for After Effects - Mac Zaxwerks

3D Serpentine for After Effects - Mac


New 3D Serpentine Version 2 - updated 16 bit and 32 bit rendering, updated documentation, now compatible with CS5

3D Serpentine brings big-time 3D effects to Motion Graphics and Video artists. Creating 3D noodles, also called path extrusions, is no longer difficult nor time consuming. Now you can do them live, right inside of Adobe After Effect If you know how to make a 3D path in After Effects you can create fanciful 3D noodles with the 3D Serpentine plug-in. Create cool 3D effects like moving film strips, shooting stars, animated marquee signs, swirling tubes, winding helixes, twisting extruded text, arrow pointers and self-tying ribbons.


Start by drawing a three-dimensional path in After Effects. 3D Serpentine will use the path as a guide and extrude a shape such as a circle, star or rectangle along this guide path to create a 3D noodle. As you edit the AE path the noodle changes shape to match. The position of the noodle can be animated along the path to create unwinding movie film, shooting stars and many other effects.

It’s almost like drawing a 3D stroke along the path, but in this case instead of a simple stroke a real 3D object is created which responds to lighting and can be textured and color-mapped.

Powerful Zaxwerks-only auto-orientation technology insures that the 3D objects look good at all points along the path and don’t suffer from the twists and distortions that most other 3D programs have.

Cross Sections

For instant feedback, basic cross section shapes are included such as stars, rectangles lines and circles; but you can also use AE’s drawing tools to create any cross section you wish, even ones with multiple parts.

End Cap Control

End cap controls give you instant pointed, beveled, rounded or domed ends.

Importing Custom Head and Tail Objects

Head and Tail objects can be imported from Zaxwerks ProAnimator or Invigorator, enabling you to use any 3D object as the beginning or end of the noodle.

Materials and Lighting

Noodles can be colored by an image or movie. They can be rendered in solid, cartoon, wireframe and hidden line styles. Bump and reflection maps can be used to give the objects texture and brilliance. All 3D Serpentine objects respond to the After Effects camera and lighting.


Host Applications:
Adobe After Effects

Operating Systems:

System Requirements:

          o Host: Adobe After Effects CS3, CS4 and cs5.
          o Intel Mac required.
          o Mac OS X 10.4.11, 10.5.8, 10.6 or higher.

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