Viz Artist User Guide

Version 3.13 | Published March 28, 2019 ©

2D Follow

The 2D Follow function works together with the 2D Ribbon. What the plug-in basically does is to automatically create an animation path that follows the form of a 2D Ribbon. The 2DRibbon must be created first.

Note: This plug-in is located in: Built Ins -> Container plug-ins -> SplineFX

2D Follow Properties


  • Path Position: Sets the position for the object along the path of the 2D Ribbon object. Animate this value to get an animation in the stage.

  • Position Wrap: Can be set to Interpolate, Clamp or Repeat.

  • Translation Offset: Sets an offset between the object and the 2D Ribbon path.

  • Keep Orientation: Keeps the orientation between the object and the 2D Ribbon path as the object moves along the path when enabled.

  • Orientation Offset: Offsets the orientation between the object and the 2D Ribbon path.

To Set up the 2D Follow Plug-in


  1. Add the 2D Ribbon geometry to the scene tree.

  2. Open the 2D Ribbon editor and enable Show Control Point Values.

  3. Set alternating values of 30.0 and -30.0 to the Y axis values, creating a wave shape.

  4. Add the item(s) (e.g. a Sphere) you want to animate along the 2D Ribbon’s path as a Sub-Container to the 2D Ribbon container.

  5. Add the 2D Follow plug-in to the container.

  6. Open the 2D Follow editor and animate its Path Position value from 0.0 to 100.0.

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