Earthquakes Data visualisation Tutorial issue

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Sean Wood

12 May, 2014 02:45 PM

Sorry for what is most likely an extremely basic question.
I am doing the Earthquakes tutorial ( ) using Nodebox 3 and no matter what I try I can't seem to get all the text in a circle.
The tutorial asks to create an ellipse node and a resample node but does not explain how these connect with the rest of the construct.

Any clues or suggestions would be welcomed.

Also, is there somewhere that I can find more tutorials or explanations of different nodes? Help is giving me a two line explanation of Zip maps and I'm find it difficult to track down good examples.
Any suggestions welcomed.



  1. 1 Posted by Sean Wood on 12 May, 2014 03:13 PM

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    The screen shot might give someone else who is having issues insight into how it can be solved.


  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by lievenmenschaer... on 15 May, 2014 01:50 PM

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    i don't understand the problem. In your screenshot the text info seems to be attached to the points derived from the resampled ellipse node.
    The idea is that you create an ellipse, resample it based on the amount of elements of text. When sending that output to a points node it will show you the actual points. The translate node uses these points to translate the textpaths on.

    As for tutorials. There are a lot of examples in the example browser. File >> Open Examples. There is an example on zipmap under Topics >> Data Visualisation >> Zip Map



  3. 3 Posted by Sean Wood on 17 May, 2014 05:33 AM

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    Hi lieven,
    Thanks for pointing out the examples in the examples browser.
    Having this as a reference has been a real help to understanding the approach and order of how to do thing"s (as you explain above).

    Thanks for taking the time to reply. I'm on the right track now :-)

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