baCircleTool v1.0

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Contributor: Baptiste Audouin
Generates two x and y positions from two ellipse shapes related to an angle you choose. the angle can be generated manually or randomly.
13.2, 13.1, 13.0, 12.2, 12.1, 12.0, 11.3, 11.2, 11 or later
06 Jan 2023

I made a full video on my website to explain how to use the tool, you can check it out here:


The concept is quite simple: the tool generates two x and y positions from two ellipse shapes related to a chosen angle. You have a display that shows you what the ellipses look like and you have full control on those shapes.


Capture display 1

You have two modes, either manual or random:

- The manual mode will give you fixed values depending on the angle you choose (you can still hand animate the angle).

- The random mode will give random values every frame that you can adjust. With the settings amplitude and offset, you can change the area where the position will be generated and you can check the random curve in the curve editor.


The tools output values can be use for whatever purpose you want. You also have a centre value that you can move or expression-link to a track.


Capture settings


I used this tool with the X_tesla node to generate lightning coming out of a CG machine for a project I was working on. I am pretty sure it can have other uses. Don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any other ideas and if you have any recommendations or improvements you think I could add to this tool.


circle tool with xtesla


Feel free to reach out on my email:

[email protected]

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0 # Allen Chen 2023-01-09 02:54
I like it!

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