Chapter 18. Exotic Sketch-a-Car
I'm a huge sports car fan, so I was easily inspired when I finally got my hands on a Saleen S7. Taking that car for a spin was an experience right out of the many commercials you've probably seen, where driving appears tantamount to an out-of-body experience as the driver speeds through the countryside. I started thinking about how much fun it must be to design a car like thisnot the hard parts, such as aerodynamics, electromechanicals, and such, but drawing the car and watching it come to life. That's when Chapter 18 was born.
In this chapter, you'll use a third-party effect from Boris FX that makes tracing an image of a car like the Saleen S7 quite simple. Not only does the effect create a drawing of the car, but it also automatically animates the drawing as the footage of the rotating car plays. In addition, you'll learn how to make the drawing appear to be drawn onto the screen by using a different effect provided in After Effects.