# Is it possible to recreate this in blender geometry nodes and how if yes?

I want to recreate this in blender geometry nodes. I suppose it is possible but it is more math than i hoped it is. Can someone help please?

• yes its more math. it looks similar to the shape i recreated, see my answer in blender.stackexchange.com/questions/270409/… Commented Aug 15, 2022 at 15:19
• To me, it looked like the inside of a doughnut. (With which we are only too familiar). On closer inspection of the Houdini nodes.. it is the inside of a doughnut.. :D Commented Aug 15, 2022 at 15:23
• hey you're right! should be easy to plot using the torus equation blender already has in the xyz math surface templates! and then limit the u and v domain :D Commented Aug 15, 2022 at 15:25
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'Same difference' :) Always slower than @quellenform .. slightly different approach:

but I think his explanation will suffice ..

• Good answers need to be well thought out, speed is not everything! +1 ...your answer has at least a Houdini-like gradient as background ;-) Commented Aug 15, 2022 at 16:59
• I had to wash up, that's my excuse... and I'm gettin' old :) Commented Aug 15, 2022 at 17:01
• Same as above, almost exactly right, only if horizontal lines would slowly move upward so we have emerging effect in full. I don't know is it visible in my video? Commented Aug 16, 2022 at 10:50
• @MarkoBogunovic That effect is slightly visible in my version .. a delay in filling the rings, bottom to top. Set by the 'Addend' in the 'Anim Rings' cluster. I'm restricted by .gif size. I think yours also has a fade, that's another question. I think the easiest way to taht is via the compositor, for pure wireframe. Commented Aug 16, 2022 at 11:29
• I meant actual movement of the rings up the arc. i updated original post with a new gif. see if it clears it out Commented Aug 16, 2022 at 12:47

You could solve this as follows:

Here I create a mesh with an arc as a profile and a circle.

Then I separate the horizontal edges from the vertical edges.

I split these and convert them back into curves.

With Trim Curve I extend the curves depending on the current frame.

(Blender 3.2)

With the same technique you can determine not only the end of the curves, but of course also the beginning:

• I don't know why i always thought of profile curve needing to be something closed. I didn't realize you could use an arc as the profile curve which is really cool effect! Commented Aug 16, 2022 at 1:46
• This is almost exactly what i need but i need horizontal lines, circles to slowly move upward also, so i have emerging effect in full Commented Aug 16, 2022 at 10:48
• @MarkoBogunovic I'm afraid I don't quite understand that, they do move slowly upwards, don't they? Can you explain or show this in more detail? Commented Aug 16, 2022 at 11:00
• i just updated original post, added your model with manually added rotation on z axis for everything, and moving the slider on your arc node to create this growing/emerging effect. But the thing is, beginning and the end of the arc should stay on same positions and horizontal circles should disappear/emerge when they reach the end. Hope i made it clearer! Commented Aug 16, 2022 at 11:23
• watch closely latest gif i uploaded Commented Aug 16, 2022 at 13:13