I used a set of different source images keyframed in a Source Context action step. That was contained in a PASeq that used the Sketch Edge ip op to build a set of bezier paths. I then used the Convert PASeq Source Context to BezierContext path menu command to auto-generate a set of bezier path sketches for all of the source keyframes, and then time expanded the PASeq to place 10 tween frames between each Bezier Context keyframe. I then used a black vector paint preset to paint in the bezier path tween animation.

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Comment by Synthetik Software on December 2, 2010 at 8:18pm
Here's a link to a still image from this animation. The original frames prior to the vimeo video compression are much crisper.

I used Recycle Normalize to make all of the individual bezier sketch keyframes have the same number of paths. This is important when building an animation. You can Recycle normalize of Split normalize. Split splits long paths into 2, Recycle duplicates paths. The Recycle path duplication leads to a visually thicker sketch as the individual paths move once they leave the keyframe time and are in some intermediate frame time between 2 keyframes.

I find these intermediate sketches to be visually more compelling. So you can view the entire animation process as an approach to building 2D sketch output if you want to. It's an example of how having access to animation and movie processing features can be useful even for artists who are not directly interested in generating animations of video output.
Comment by M A X on December 3, 2010 at 12:52am
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