Spiral Node

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16 Feb, 2019 08:29 PM

My spiral node draws five types of spiral: Fermat, Square, Archimedean, Logarithmic, and Fibonacci. It outputs them as either a key set of points or as a clean bezier path. Requires make_curve.py (included).

The node has seven settings:
  - Type
  - Turns
  - Size
  - Rotation
  - Angle x 100
  - Clockwise vs. Counterclockwise
  - Output (Path or Points)

The demo includes several other handy subnetworks:
  - reverse_dir: reverses direction of a path even if it includes beziers
  - shrinking_text: turns a string into a series of letter paths of diminishing size
  - wind_letters: winds letter paths around a spiral
  - walls: creates isometric 3D walls from a square spiral
  - fib_boxes: draws a series of interlocking Fibonacci boxes

The spiral node is free for you to use as you wish in any future creations. Enjoy!


  1. 1 Posted by mike on 30 Jul, 2021 02:03 AM

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    The Text on a spiral path intrigues me.

    Two things I think it would be interesting to do with it.

    1) A clockwise rotation.

    2) A clockwise rotation after which the text dissagrears from the ouside in until it's all gone. A, down the rabbit hole kind of animation effect.

    Either would look cool, but, especially # 2.

  2. 2 Posted by mike on 30 Jul, 2021 02:05 AM

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  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by john on 30 Jul, 2021 04:22 AM

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    You mean like this:


    (I know it's not exactly what you mentioned, but it's pretty close.)

    Check out all the other NodeBox animations on my Instagram account:


    NodeBox can do many things.


  4. 4 Posted by mike on 30 Jul, 2021 04:50 PM

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    At some point Instagram wants me to sign in.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by john on 30 Jul, 2021 11:35 PM

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    Yeah, sorry about that.

    Instagram is convenient. But I suppose I should host all those videos on my own web server so people can view them without being hassled. It would take a bit of slogging, but I'll add that to my list of things to do.

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