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trying to figure out how to achieve something like this. An tips would be great!

I have a start... but it's past my bedtime.
Tomorrow evening (or hopefully sooner) I will have something useful and worth sharing.



No promise that it will be efficient, but it might provide inspiration.



UPDATE  >>> I'm feeling pretty good about my progress.  Unfortunately, even though I'm able to post text, it's way too much hassle to upload anything at the moment (it's a long story).  But I should be able to share something 5 or 6 hours from now.
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Maybe this will serve as inspiration and ideas.
See .sbs file, attached.

I make no claim about this being efficient, but it seems to basically work.

Feel free to ask questions.




Something that kept me busy for a while (longer than I anticipated) was when I realized the "over/under" spacing was not uniform.  It is most obvious if you look at the "red intersection" (red horizontal lines on left-half of the image).  It is a group of three, then a gap, then a group of three, then a gap.
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Having fun... but it's bedtime, so this is where I should stop...

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@justaviking Thanks! i really appreciate you taking the time to help me out! Helped a bunch!

I'm glad it was helpful.  I had fun, and I learn something almost every time I touch Designer.

A REMAINING PUZZLE...  I basically made a "sine-wave" pattern.  But the picture in the original post is STRAIGHT line segments that curve at a UNIFORM RADIUS.  And that is all at a constant width.

I have not tried yet to duplicate that sort of weave.  I would need to fight my "engineer's design tools" mentality, where you would define the line segments and arcs of a given diameter, or circles with tangent lines connecting them, etc.  Without using an SVG node, the ways I picture doing it are probably very overly-complex.  It would be fun to tackle it.

If anyone has suggesting on that aspect, I'd love to see them.  Likewise, if I do make an attempt and have some success, I'll post the results here.




ADDED>>>

Okay, I played around a bit...  there might be hope for me yet...  :)

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I leveraged the "logic" from my previous weave and applied it to this pattern.

Part of me is interested in the challenge of making a parameter for the "width" of the paths.  To do it mathematically correct would involve a bit of trigonometry and stuff.  I'm confident the math is within my abilities, but I keep telling myself, "Don't do it.  Don't spend any more time on this diversion."  I wonder if I'll listen to myself.





Okay, I have not done the fancy math and my parameter, but my son was wondering how I turn that "cube" into the repeating tile that goes in only one direction.  So, "MeetMAT" to the rescue.  It also helped me realize I had not included the "side stripes" in the height and normal nodes.  So here it is, in use, looking pretty cool.  Gosh, these are fun tools.  :)

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