How am I able to recreate this effect? I have used the wireframe modifier to utilise the crossing mesh on existing models but would love to be able to only have a horizontal vertices that hide the vertices behind to create the shape.
In your Wireframe Modifier, uncheck Replace Original. Up the Material: value to 1.
Go to the Materials tab. Make sure you have two material slots, the top being black and the bottom being green.
This will make it so that you have something black in between the green lines to stop light from the hidden green lines getting through.
Jimmy Gunawan's image; cropped and modified:
Blender Nerd's image from his YouTube video; cropped:
A gif I created:
Check out the gif's .blend file!
Based on the material explained here I setup the striping to control the mix of a diffuse and emission to get the following result.
using these nodes