A kind of PatternNodes for Windows (free, Win/Mac)



  • Mac users may be familiar with Patternnode, an App that can create
    Patterns via Nodes.
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    Nodebox 3 lets you create Vector Graphics through Nodes.
    It may not have all the bells and whistles like Patternnodes,
    but it does offer some possibilities... 🙂

    I actually know Nodebox for a long time, but I've started to look
    into it more closely the last few Weeks. To be honest, i dont have
    a really deep understanding how this little Gem works, but i have
    nodaways fun with it.
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    Two main versions of Nodebox exist, both are free:

    "Nodebox 3.0.53.exe” (PC, Java is needed)
    PCs need this Version, because of a Ctrl C, Ctrl V Bug
    in previous Versions
    Here the Link to that Version:
    https://github.com/nodebox/nodebox/releases/tag/v3.0.53
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    "Nodebox 3.0.52.dmg” (Mac OS X Catalina), Java is needet
    seems the latest Version for Mac (Mac can use regulary download)
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    “Nodebox Live”
    The Online Version, latest Developement, newest Tools
    will work on PC/Mac of course
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    You can create Vector Graphics, Patterns and even Data Visualizations,
    to name just a few uses all via Nodes. Both come also with Examples
    apart from this the Nodebox Forum is too a great help.
    SVG import/export and CSV import/export is possible
    in both Versions, also PDF and PNG export.
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    Creating Vector Graphics with Nodes may look tedious at first and
    sometimes it is, if you dont find the right solution 🙂
    But it offers a lot of flexibilitie.

    Here the Link to they Website
    https://www.nodebox.net/

    Online Version, Account needed (free)
    https://nodebox.live/

    A getting startet Tutorial
    https://www.nodebox.net/node/documentation/tutorial/getting-started
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    Here Replica of the PatternNodes pattern i made with Nodebox, the right piece is from Nodebox Forum.
    0_1712152148930_Pattern.png
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    Here a video showing the Nodes I used to recreate the PatternNodes pattern.
    In a second video i will show how to connect Nodes and some possibilities of Nodebox.

    Video - create Pattern in Nodebox
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    @Kumr , you can take a look 🙂



  • @Subpath Thank you for sharing this. Data visualization part is very exciting to me. I have to spend some good amount of time to master it.



  • @Kumr

    You're welcome, as I wrote, the Nodebox forum is a great help.

    John from the forum support team, a really friendly guy who often
    offers ready-made Nodebox files to download when problems arise.
    Which you can then study. That's why it's worth searching the NB
    forum if you have problems.

    For your purposes, I would also recommend that you take a look at the
    Node command set in “Nodebox” Live, perhaps there is more there for you.



  • Related to the Post i made here:
    https://www.vectorstyler.com/forum/topic/4347/just-a-pattern/6
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    Here a another picture made with that SVG Object Replace Node Tree in Nodebox.
    Will post a Video where i explain a few things and little more advanced Node Tree
    but it will take yet a little while.

    0_1718379415010_Flower-klein.png
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    This Picture below here shows how i made this in Nodebox, it is a more basic version which still works.
    To find that Nodes in Nodebox click on "New Node" on Top of that Panel there is a search Function.

    Will post a Video where i explain a few things and little more advanced Node Tree but it will take yet a little while.
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    Here a Video how the Basic Node Tree works
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    To use this Tree below:
    Click on the "Import_svg3" Node and choose a SVG File
    which containes multiple copies of one Object.
    You could create one in VS with the Repeater and export it as a SVG File.
    The "Textpath2" Node replace this Object with a Word then.
    To render this all double click (left Mouse Button) the "fit_to2" Node.
    Then you can export your Result as a SVG from Nodebox.
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    Here the Node Tree, basic Version

    0_1718379530119_node-tree-basic.png