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Force Directed Graph

graph layout


Comes with a wikipedia parser by joreg.
has several force models implemented:

  • the classic Eades forces
  • Fruchterman-Reingold forces
  • Spring-Attractor, as found in the book 'Generative Gestaltung'

to install the plugin, just put the folder in the zip inside your /plugins directory in your external contributions folder. remember, you should never put custom content into the vvvv folder.


ForceDirected.zip - 19.10.10 [16:51 UTC] by tonfilm | 849 downloads
notes: initial version

other/older revisions

ForceDirected.zip - 11.11.10 [03:21 UTC] by gregsn | 1040 downloads
notes: technichal cleanup

matka 19/10/2010 - 01:27

Large ups!!! Thanx

kalle 19/10/2010 - 10:46


but that _root_force_directed.v4p isn't meant to be there i think?

tonfilm 19/10/2010 - 15:48

right.. ehm.. forgot that in the folder, thanks!

john 21/10/2010 - 08:54

That is pure gold tonfilm !
Well done, and big thanks !
I'll be giving this a good test over the weekend.

sebl 21/10/2010 - 10:40

yessss, ├╝bernice!

what do you see as performance limits? what is the fastest method?

hrovac 21/10/2010 - 20:24

looksgood as stereoskopic 16x4m projection

rogerlette 28/07/2012 - 14:46

Hummm joreg ...
I dont know how does the wikipedia parser works but when I write "woman" I obtain a nice graph whith strange associated words like :
"Alcoholism beverage"
And when I write "man" I obtain : "Albert Einstein" ...

hrovac 28/07/2012 - 15:04

@rogerlette: makes sense to me

patrick 17/03/2013 - 14:12

Ahoi tf & gregsn,

I'm fondly using FDG for a current thesis work, here's a wish list:

  • clicking a node in the graph extends/shows subsequent links
  • a spreadable third InputPin next to "From" and "To" to specify individual colours for the nodes in the graph
  • setting the size of a node in the graph, relative to the number of subsequent links

Any chance of an updated version?

  • patrick
patrick 19/03/2013 - 14:08

Had to edit some BS from my last post :]

mediadog 10/03/2015 - 01:26

Ouch! Just discovered the forces data is global! So if you use more than one node, you cannot independently set their parameters. Even the 2D pin is global, so you cannot have one 2D and one 3D graph. Double ouch!

Is there another version of this around? If not, I'll refactor this one.

Great plugin though, tonfilm, thanks!

tonfilm 10/03/2015 - 11:53

ofc this was not intended, if you find the bug feel free to upload a better version.

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