5 Replies Latest reply: May 28, 2012 9:46 AM by emil emil RSS

    How do I create glowing lines that wrap around a 3D sphere?


      Here's the effect I'm going for, maybe a bit more glow and lines do not need to arc like that: http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/504532/504532,1275514960,1/stock-photo --d-illustration-render-of-a-global-network-focus-on-europe-54442234.jpg


      And like this: http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/689230/689230,1329711228,2/stock-vecto r-globe-network-connection-blue-background-vector-illustration-95588578.jpg


      I'm having a couple of problems: 1) if I put the network lines on the map it looks too flat so I think I need to apply them to a slightly larger invisible sphere; 2) when I add a blur/outer glow to the lines they do not wrap cleanly on the sphere, they kind of break up and distort. Plain lines do not seem to have this problem but objects with effects do.  


      Any tips on how to do this? Thanks!