Using animation nodes to make 3D platonic / geometric / polyhedrons solids using expression node. The reason I want to do this is to animate them in different ways. Some of the objects would be Dodecahedrons, Tetartoid, pyritohedral honeycomb, etc...

But I haven't been able to find examples that creates these solids using animation nodes.

The formulas / equations I was planning to use was link1 and link2

I did read about the expression node here link3 but couldn't find anything about polyhedrons.

Some of them would do things like this:

animated image

  • $\begingroup$ The expression node only lets you play with a single python line. I think you will have to use a "script" node for these kinds of results. Do you happen to have one simple example of a formula to create such polyhedrons ? $\endgroup$ – Gorgious Mar 23 '20 at 12:12
  • $\begingroup$ @Gorgious is this what you referring to? archive.blender.org/wiki/index.php/Extensions:2.6/Py/Scripts/… The only thing I've found so far for polyhedrons are the links above hence my original question. $\endgroup$ – Rick T Mar 23 '20 at 18:30
  • $\begingroup$ I was referring to the script node, animation-nodes-manual.readthedocs.io/en/latest/user_guide/… that lets you write more advanced equations in the python language using a text block. My question was : Do you know what inputs should go into such a script or, are you looking for already available equations to create your polyhedrons ? Because if this is the latter, I'm afraid Animation nodes can't provide you these out of the box $\endgroup$ – Gorgious Mar 23 '20 at 21:12
  • $\begingroup$ @Gorgious Sorry I don't know what inputs should go in the script that was one of my questions above "I haven't been able to find examples that creates these solids using animation nodes." $\endgroup$ – Rick T Mar 24 '20 at 0:59
  • $\begingroup$ Alright, then the answer is you won't find them in the add-on, you have to provide them $\endgroup$ – Gorgious Mar 24 '20 at 7:30

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