Cartan Library 3.2

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13 Apr, 2023 08:05 AM

Attached is the latest rev of my Cartan Node Library!

Version 3.1 includes 120 nodes. All nodes are free for use with no restrictions.

To use: with your current project open use File/Open Recent to open node library 3-1.ndbx in another window. Then just copy/paste the desired node from the library into your project. A few of the nodes also require adding a code library module (included).

The top section contains all 120 nodes categorized by output type. The bottom section contains 120 demos. Some demos contain extra bonus nodes.


  • I broke the Points category into two columns and lengthened other columns as needed.
  • I changed the name of the intersect node to interact_path

New Nodes:


  • Apply_color.
    • If passed a geometry as a reference object, use properties of first object in that geometry
    • A reference is now mandatory, but can take multiple values (value instead of list)
  • Clean. Added apply_color and simplified inner workings
  • Clip. Major overhaul.
  • Contours - Now retains color properties
  • Fit_curve.
    • Now retains color properties
    • No longer requires you to set closed
  • Intrsct_path. Fixed bug triggered when curve segment has zero length
  • Join
    • Added "end-to-end" option
    • Now retains color properties based on first path in list
    • Simplified inner workings
  • Join_contours. Now applies color properties based on first contour in list
  • Order_LRTB. Row height option allows you to treat similar heights as being in the same "row"
  • Push_pull. Now retains color properties
  • Reshape
    • Morphs colors based on start and end paths
    • Closes shape if either start or end path is closed; no longer need to enter manually
  • Rev_dir. Now retains color properties
  • Soften. Simplified inner workings
  • Sub_path. Now retains color properties

Depricated Nodes

  • Backdrop. (Replaced with Bound_box.)
  • Zoom

NOTE: A PDF of the library poster showing all the nodes is included inside the zipped library folder. Feel free to print it out and hang it over your desk!

As always, please reply to this note and let me know that you saw it. This helps me know if anyone is using this library. If you find any issues with any of these nodes, or have suggestions for improvements or new nodes, PLEASE let me know. I hope you all have as much fun using this library as I've had expanding it.

Go forth and create!


  1. 1 Posted by edgeofinnerspac... on 15 Apr, 2023 01:31 AM

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    and you can disregard the question about making the grid visible under a design
    (from my new post) because this answers that and more.

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