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Gopal Reghunathconnecting lines in AE?
by on Mar 8, 2011 at 3:02:56 pm

Hey everyone,
I am trying to make a social networking connections tree in AE. So I came by this image in google.

My idea is pretty similar but the only difference is that i have random wiggling icons. I therefore want the endpoints of the connecting lines to always be attached to the icons wherever they go. How is this possible?


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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: connecting lines in AE?
by on Mar 8, 2011 at 3:10:36 pm

Check out this script- watch the tutorial. I think this can help you achieve what you are after.
http://ik.duduf.com/

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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Roland R. KahlenbergRe: connecting lines in AE?
by on Mar 8, 2011 at 3:15:00 pm

The Beam effect should work well here - lots have been discussed here at the COW. Do the age-old Search trick and you should get lots of options.

Cheers
RoRK

AE Training in South East Asia. AE templates for sale and rental. Click here for more


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Gopal ReghunathRe: connecting lines in AE?
by on Mar 8, 2011 at 7:17:59 pm

thanks mate. appreciate the help.

http://www.youtube.com/vertigomaniac


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Mark WalczakRe: connecting lines in AE?
by on Mar 8, 2011 at 5:35:05 pm

I just want to add one more vote for the Beam effect. Also, be sure to check out Harry Frank's amazing tutorial about using Beam with expressions here:

http://www.graymachine.com/2010/08/tocomp/

http://vimeo.com/explosivegraffix


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Gopal ReghunathRe: connecting lines in AE?
by on Mar 8, 2011 at 5:58:10 pm

thanks a lot for all the assistance guys. Ill check these out.

http://www.youtube.com/vertigomaniac


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Brian CharlesRe: connecting lines in AE?
by on Mar 8, 2011 at 6:25:10 pm

Another method that might work for you is using an expression to set the end points of the Stroke Effect.

See this discussion, in particular the last 2 entries

http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/227/15781



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Roland R. KahlenbergRe: connecting lines in AE?
by on Mar 8, 2011 at 7:21:52 pm

That's a gem of a find there Brian - another one of Filip's awesome mind benders. It's also got me thinking of using Write-on should one want a more organic-looking line.

Cheers
RoRK

AE Training in South East Asia. AE templates for sale and rental. Click here for more


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