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tom skelton
Plexus 'growing lines'...
on Feb 19, 2014 at 3:06:11 pm

Hey All,

Hoping you can help me find an answer to this question. It looks pretty simple and i'm quite surprised it's not obvious to work out (maybe it's staring right at me).

Does anyone know how to grow lines in Plexus on more than one axis. I know you can use the 'Beam' renderer to achieve it on one axis and then use multiple instances but it's pretty messy.

Anyway, I found a visual example between 00:08 and 00:13 here - https://vimeo.com/50561184

Thanks in advance for all of your time.

tom


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Plexus 'growing lines'...
on Feb 20, 2014 at 12:29:23 pm

Plexus' Beams are the way to go. It's not messy if you pre-plan and then organize your work as you progress.

HTH
RoRK
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Andrew Embury
Re: Plexus 'growing lines'...
on Feb 20, 2014 at 3:33:44 pm

Rork is completely right!

Beams is the way to go, if you can, preplan your designs and use lights to drive your animation. But be sure to name them properly (A-Z) for the effect to be correct and use the power of Plexus.

Here is an animation I helped create using the effect as described:



Kindest regards,

- Andrew


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Plexus 'growing lines'...
on Feb 20, 2014 at 5:03:32 pm

Thanks for dropping by Mr AE! :-)

Tom, if it's not yet obvious, Andrew worked on the Vimeo video that linked to in your post.

HTH
RoRK
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Intensive mocha & AE Training in Singapore and Other Dangerous Locations

Imagineer Systems (mocha) Certified Instructor
& Adobe After Effects CS6 ACE/ACI


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tom skelton
Re: Plexus 'growing lines'...
on Feb 20, 2014 at 5:24:47 pm

Wicked, thanks for your help guys!

Awesome work Andrew, loved the vibe!


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