I am trying to prepare an animation that more or less shows the operation of the preparation: drops of the preparation fall on the worm and a net begin to form on its surface, the net wraps around the worm like a cocoon and then completely immobilizes it (blocks its vital functions and the worm dies). I can show it in 2 ways:

  1. one drop falls on the worm and it forms a whole net that wraps around the worm
  2. a few drops fall on the worm in different places, and in these places, a network is formed on the worm, which over time forms one large network surrounding the worm

The animation will show a cockroach, but the preparation is also used for smaller insects of a different structure.

Could you please point me to the tools I should use to achieve this effect? I don't expect a ready-made solution, but rather guidance on what to use and how. As far as I know, I should be using the animation nodes plugin. My previous methods of presenting this animation do not reflect this mode of action (what I realized after showing the effect), and I am not entirely satisfied with the appearance of the network (it should be the same on the entire surface, and in my case, you can see triangles and squares - more appropriate triangles). Can anyone tell me something how to do it? enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ what do you mean by drops of preparation? $\endgroup$
    – Nand 27
    May 29, 2021 at 15:49
  • $\begingroup$ also you can animate the visibility of the net by mixing a transparent node with a procedural mask to get the effect of growing mask instead of animation node $\endgroup$
    – Nand 27
    May 29, 2021 at 17:02
  • $\begingroup$ “The Preparation” is not a specific thing AFAIK. What do you mean when you say The Preparation? $\endgroup$
    – TheLabCat
    May 29, 2021 at 21:16
  • $\begingroup$ "drops of preparation" = drops of liquid / water. Thank you for tip of growing mask $\endgroup$
    – kapsel
    May 30, 2021 at 13:00


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