Since After Effects allows pasting Adobe Illustrator paths as masks (provided both programs are running on the same machine), you can use your own vector art and fly around it any way you like, the paths will not disappear when viewed from the side.The repeater section allows for repeating the strokes applying a 3D transform for each instance. 3D Stroke also features motion blur so that fast moving strokes animate smoothly. Built-in transfer modes are provided for easy stacking of the effect in one layer. There is also a feature to bend the strokes in space and taper controls to make strokes that are thinner at the ends.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5!
– Anders F Ronnblom, EFX ART & DESIGN MAGAZINE (issue #34 Spring 2002)