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joey campbell
connecting randomly moving shapes/words together by lines in 3d space
on Aug 12, 2013 at 6:00:25 pm

Hi - I'm not sure if this query should be posted in the expressions forum but I've seen this particular technique used in a lot of motion graphics clips and I'm unsure how its done. Between 4-11 secs in this clip on the left hand side of the screen there are 5-6 country names connected together by lines. The country names move in 3d space (I think randomly) and the lines connecting the words together grow/shrink keeping the words bound together.
https://vimeo.com/63502573

Any help would be great.
Thanks
Joey


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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: connecting randomly moving shapes/words together by lines in 3d space
on Aug 12, 2013 at 7:04:40 pm

I suppose it could be done via Expressions, but Plexus seems to be the standard solution for complex line/shape attachment techniques:

http://aescripts.com/plexus/

That said, there are some other scripts which are less expensive, but not as robust - here's a free one from MotionBoutique, the genius behind Newton:

http://motionboutique.com/connect-layers-1388/

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


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joey campbell
Re: connecting randomly moving shapes/words together by lines in 3d space
on Aug 13, 2013 at 11:33:13 am

Great - thanks Joseph


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