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Mark PfefferDashed Elastic Lines Parented to Nulls
by on Jul 13, 2014 at 4:26:18 pm

I am in need of a solution. I'm making a bubble like timeline and am needing dashed lines to be parented to my circles (as they will be floating in space).

I know the beam effect works but I cannot get a dashed line with that effect.

The puppet tool only really bends my line too and I need it to be stiff and always stay centered.

Attached is a simple layout of what I'm talking about.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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John CuevasRe: Dashed Elastic Lines Parented to Nulls
by on Jul 13, 2014 at 9:51:39 pm

Pretty easy to do with Plexus

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
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John CuevasRe: Dashed Elastic Lines Parented to Nulls
by on Jul 14, 2014 at 1:23:34 pm

You can make dotted lines using shape layers too. If it's a matter of just creating 3 lines and some larger circles, I would just use some shape layers and just keyframe the different elements to match---won't automatically update but wouldn't take to much work to get to work.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
Thinkck.com

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---THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.


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Michael SzalapskiRe: Dashed Elastic Lines Parented to Nulls
by on Jul 14, 2014 at 3:19:29 pm

Here's a fun script [link] that might help you do what you want.

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