Viz Artist

Version 3.9.0 | Published December 13, 2017 ©

Connector

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This plug-in is useful to connect two objects with a line in a required color and width.

Note: This plug-in is located in: Built Ins -> Geom plug-ins -> Default

This section contains the following topics:

Connector Properties

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  • Use LOD: Enables/disables dynamic level of detail.

  • Container 1 and 2: Placeholder for container 1 and 2. Drag the container onto the drop zone. Click R to remove the container.

  • Connection Point 1 and 2 By X, Y and Z Axis: is the X, Y and Z-value of container 1 and 2 where the line should start. Can be set to Min, Center, Max, CenterBB or Origin.

  • Line Width: Sets the width of the connecting line.

  • Drawing Mode: Available options are Line and Mesh.

  • Line Color: Defines the color of the line.

To Connect Two Objects

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  1. Create a new group and add the Connector plug-in to it.

  2. Create two new group containers and add a geometry object (e.g. Cylinder and Cone) to each group.

  3. Open each container’s transformation editor and move the objects a part.

  4. Add a material and/or an image to the geometry objects.

  5. Open the connector plug-in editor and drag and drop the two containers to the Container 1 and Container 2 placeholders, respectively.

  6. Adjust the color line.

  7. Open the Connector plug-in editor and play with the settings.

  8. Add more objects to Container 2 and animate it.

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