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Tip #1085: What’s a Replicator?
Replicators create patterns from one or more shapes.
A Replicator creates a pattern from a single object or a group of objects. Traditionally, we think of a pattern as a rectangle, but, in Motion, we have a lot more options.
Replicators can be use to repeat a logo to fill the screen as the background for text, or creating interesting patterns, or, well, just about anything, really.
NOTE: A key difference between particles and replicators is that particles have a “life,” the duration that a particular particle is displayed on screen. Replicated objects “live” forever.
Replicators can take different shapes, including:
- Spiral (see screen shot)
- Or a custom geometric form
Replicators can also change color across the pattern, as this screen shot illustrates.
Animate Replicators by applying Behaviors > Replicator > Sequence Replicator