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Crystal Nodes (CN) is an addon for the 3D modelling & animation program Blender that enables easy creation of crystals illustrations. CN is focused on providing tools for drawing Crystallography illustrations and it is not (for now) a computational tool for calculating inorganic structures


  • generic tools for creating a basic grain forms (extended primitives node and nodes for non isometric crystal system)

  • tools for instancing grains according to the most common growth pattern (radiating, plumose, parallel, granular, felted, foliated )

  • tools for creating h,k,l planes, extruding faces, mirroring faces and to instance objs according to Bravais translation