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Flogan Van Uebel
Animating a dotted line with varying distance between the dots.
on Jul 23, 2016 at 3:45:40 pm
Last Edited By Flogan Van Uebel on Jul 23, 2016 at 4:41:26 pm

Look at the movement curves of the ball in this guys tutorial:







What I want to do is to create a dotted line like that, where I have control over the distance between the dots, and their position along the path.

I need the effect to show how an object changes it's velocity along the Z-axis due to gravity.

Thanks in advance :)

Edit: I thought of a way to do it, but it involves creating 150 animated shapes... Any help with automating the process would still be greatly appreciated.


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Greg Gesch
Re: Animating a dotted line with varying distance between the dots.
on Jul 24, 2016 at 1:32:11 am

Hi. You could use text "full stops"/"periods" (.) along a path, then use the "tracking for selected characters" - the AV setting in the text's character panel - to change the spacing between them.


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Kalle Kannisto
Re: Animating a dotted line with varying distance between the dots.
on Jul 24, 2016 at 7:59:49 am

A particle system emitting one particle per frame should do it.


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