Hex Clump

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07 Jul, 2015 10:59 PM

Just for fun, a quick little NodeBox network that draws a hexagonal clump of dots. The dots are arranged in concentric rings of hexagrams.

Three nodes at the top of the network control dot size, margin between dots, and number of dots (including the center dot). If you scrub the number of dots you will see new dots wind around the center, creating ever larger hexagrams as they go. Scrubbing dot size or margin size in and out produces a groovy effect that would be easy to animate.

The network itself is dirt simple except for an absurd stack of eight nodes to implement the rings-per-dots formula. (You could reduce that stack to a single node using a Python expression, but I decided to leave it in all its pure Nodebox glory.) With a little more work you could make the dots pan and resize based on distance from center like the app icons on an Apple Watch.



  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Frederik De Ble... on 30 Jul, 2015 10:20 AM

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  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by john on 01 Aug, 2015 06:10 AM

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    As an added bonus, here is the psychedelic version. Just load it up and hit play.

    Warning: may cause euphoria, hypnosis, and/or epileptic seizures.

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