I’m trying to define a system that generates a diagrid canopy structure which resembles a force field (still stuck in 2D).
Each node should have a point charge and a spin force so that the final outcome is 3 sets of curves:
1. Field lines spinning CCW
2. Field lines spinning CW (create diamond shapes)
3. Equipotential ‘ring-like’ closed curves that divide the diamonds into triangles.
I’ve managed to get this far (Just field lines at this stage. Every node should become a column later on):
Things got a little complicated for me when I tried to get the field lines to work in the other direction.
I’m getting nice curves locally but the farther I go from the nodes it becomes messy:
I’ve been looking at force fields described by Maxwell (https://www.equipes.lps.u-psud.fr/Montambaux/histoire-physique/Maxwell-1.pdf) attached is an image from page 554:
Also, I found some great resources/tutorials that I think could be relevant to my problem but I can’t seem to figure out how to make it all work together.
Maybe I could achieve the same result with noise?
Describe this force field type pattern please
Daniel Piker’s Rheotomic surfaces post:
FlowL Plugin (been trying to avoid plugins at this stage):
A relatively simple 2 node setup:
Any help would be much appreciated!
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