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Spirograph Patterns in Moho

Spirograph Patterns In Moho


Tutorial Number: 426
Made with: Moho Pro 12
Level: Intermediate

Creating a spirograph effect is easy in Moho Pro 12. Using this method you can create some fun designs in no time.

1. Create a star

Select 'Scripts' > 'Draw' > 'Star' from the menu.

Set points to 20, then click OK

Create a star
FIGURE 1-1 Create a star

Note, 20 is the maximum number, but you can use any number up to 20 for some interesting designs.

2. Select centre points

Using the Select Points Select Points tool, select all the centre points of the star.
Then whilst using the Translate Points Translate Points tool and holding the 'Alt' key, resize the points so that the are aligned with the circle.
Do this by dragging the top left resize point down, and to the right, as seen in this animation:

3. Set the curvature

1. Select all the points with the shortcut: Ctrl + A
2. Select the Curvature Curvature tool
3. Click the 'Reset' button.
4. Change the curvature to create new patterns.
Change the curvature
FIGURE 3-1 Change the curvature

The scale goes from -1.0 min to 1.0 max. Try numbers like -0.75, -0.5, 0, 0.5 and 0.75 for interesting results.

Move your mouse cursor over the curvature input, and scroll with your mouse wheel to see the new patterns. You can also right-click and drag left and right over the input if you don't have a middle mouse wheel.

4. Animate!

Go to frame 1, select the Stroke Exposure Stroke Exposure tool, set the 'End percentage' to 0 in the top toolbar, then press 'Return/Enter' key.
Go to a later frame, for example 144, and change the 'End percentage' number to 100 and again press 'Return/Enter' to create the end keypoints.
Change settings like the line width, colour etc. for some nice effects.

5. Bonus - Setting the 'End frame'

End Frame = Length of exported animation

To quickly set the end frame of our animation, whilst holding the 'Alt' key, right-click on the timeline where the numbers are:
Alt+Right-click here to set end frame
FIGURE 5-1 Alt+Right-click here to set end frame

Another quick way to set the end frame, is to change the number in this box and press the 'Enter/Return' key to set:
Another place to set the 'end frame'
FIGURE 5-2 Another place to set the 'end frame'

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