Can I just render dots on the vertices?

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Can I just render dots on the vertices?

Postby MBelinkie on 02/21/2019, 8:54 am

Hi guys. I want to do an animation where there are a bunch of dots that appear and connect to form a 3D shape. I got a low poly obj object from Turbosquid. I can use the wireframe texture in Element to draw just the edges, and animate by using a World Position matte (see attachment). What I'm really missing is little spheres on all the vertices, or maybe placing lights on all the vertices so I can use Optical Flares and make them twinkle. Any ideas for that? There are 500+ vertices in this obj so I don't think manually creating and placing them all is doable.
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Re: Can I just render dots on the vertices?

Postby JPT7505 on 02/21/2019, 3:02 pm

https://aescripts.com/plexus/

U could also try atom array in c4
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Re: Can I just render dots on the vertices?

Postby star+circle on 03/7/2019, 10:30 am

You can do that right in Element: Select 3D Object as the Replicator shape and use a sphere as the Particle, both assigned to the same group but not inside the same folder.

More details here: https://www.videocopilot.net/docs/eleme ... eplicator/

(Scroll down to "Using a 3D Object as a Replicator Shape")
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Re: Can I just render dots on the vertices?

Postby star+circle on 03/7/2019, 10:37 am

Like so, using the built-in E3D sphere both as the particle and as the replicator shape. Two layers with Element used here so as to draw both the wireframe and the vertices. The layer with the wireframe is just one particle scaled to the same size as the replicator on the other layer.

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