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Hey guys!

I am in a pickle.. Does anyone have an idea or directions on how to achieve a spiral staircase with a oblong or rounded rectangle approach?

I am relatively new to Houdini but I made some progress by created rounded rectangle then using a for-loop to offset each point in a spiral. However this gives me no control over the landings at each level and feels inefficient.

Found 100's of spiral staircase tutorials which does not go into anything that isn't circular. Would love any thoughts you guys may have on achieving this.

Attached some screenshots of my manual attempt..5e7be97d7c73c_CentralCoretopview.thumb.JPG.7c219ab595927e5d863e982bc21376f2.JPGmanual_stairs.thumb.JPG.b28aadcbf9bf840d93836dea1baa60b6.JPG

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8 minutes ago, Rahul Girish said:

I am in a pickle..

that shape sure does resemble pickle

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here's an even quicker and waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more elegant way to construct a procedural oblong spiral staircase if I may say so. All you have to do is specify how many times to copy in copy1.....no brainer !!!

vu_oblongSpiralStaircase2.hiplc

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Ohhh super helpful guys!! thanks a lot!

It turns out I also found a way to get this done using some good old fashioned grasshopper knowledge,

Although my script also needs some major rework to clean it up but it works quite well for my purposes as I can have more control over the landing size/ratio etc!

Video = spiral_stair_attempt.mp4

File = Spiral_stair_attempt_RG.hipnc

 

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Hi,

in addition here is another simple approach using ids for connected primtives to join them together. All primitives with same id will have the same level.

stair_example.hipnc

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