Stuck on Pattern Example.

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Nicholas Nawroth

09 May, 2018 02:29 AM

Hello,

I am new to NodeBox and I'm going through the basic tutorials. I got through the first 2 just fine and then got stuck on Pattern Example (https://www.nodebox.net/node/documentation/tutorial/exploring.html) After following all of the steps, I end up with the attached non pattern, not what I should be getting (a cool seamless pattern). I would love to better understand what I'm going wrong so that I can not only learn more about NodeBox but also so I can generate some cool patterns. :)

Can you help me to figure out where I might have gone wrong?

-nick

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by john on 09 May, 2018 07:24 AM

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    Hi Nick,

    After some experimentation I was able to reproduce your pattern and discovered the problem. Three problems, actually:

    1. On the bottom copy node, set scale to 100, 100.

    2. On the grid node, set width to 1000.

    3. This should now be pretty close, but the alignment is a tad sloppy. In the bottom copy node, set Translate to -56, 95 for better results.

    In NodeBox, a scale of 100 means keep normal size; 50 means half size, 200 means double size. The copy node is set to 100, 100 by default, but for some reason the tutorial screenshot shows 0,0. The screenshot is wrong; it should be 100,100.

    In this tutorial, the width setting of the grid makes a big difference, but the necessary setting was omitted from the tutorial instructions. You are not the first person to be confused by that.

    Please try making these changes and see if the tutorial works for you. Let me know either way. And please keep playing and asking questions!

    John

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by john on 16 May, 2018 07:43 PM

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    Update...

    I corrected the instructions in the tutorial. This should reduce confusion for future NodeBox learners.

    If anyone out there spots other errors in the tutorials, please let me know.

    Thanks!

    John

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