Bend resistant rod collisions


I’m using the rod component to expand circular curves (so they roughly retain circular shape) along the surface of a sphere. I’m wondering if there is a way to make these expanding curves collision resistant so as not to expand into each other, but around one another?

I’ve seen this done with sphere collisions and curve vertices, but the rod component produces the type of smooth growth I’m looking for - if possible I’d like to find a solution that works with this component.

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