How to create a Range with Multiple Step values?

Hello everyone,

I have a small problem in the logic of my script. I want to split a line by distance in my script.
For example every 3 meters the curve, then every other 3 meters and so on).

The catch however, is the fact that these 2 numbers (3 & 3) are input values, so they can be whatever number i need. So 1 & 3 and 3 & 9 are also inputs which should work.

I was thinking about using a code block with something like this, but i couldn’t figure out how to use multiple distances:


Thanks in advance!

  • Daan

Hi @Daan,
Something like this?

DoubleStepSequence.dyn (9.2 KB)

Option - 1

sumNums = IN[2] + IN[3]
start = IN[0]
sum = start
rangeList = [start]

x = IN[3]

while sum < IN[1]:
	x = sumNums - x
	sum = sum + x
	if sum < IN[1]:

OUT = rangeList

Option - 2

inputs = IN[0].split("..")

def num(s):
        return int(s)
    except ValueError:
        return float(s)

sumNums = num(inputs[2]) + num(inputs[3])
start = num(inputs[0])
sum = start
rangeList = [start]

x = num(inputs[3])

while sum < num(inputs[1]):
	x = sumNums - x
	sum = sum + x
	if sum < num(inputs[1]):

OUT = rangeList

dashed.dyn (15.9 KB)

Or a line of Design Script


@Vikram_Subbaiah & @AmolShah

Thank you very much for both solutions!
I will try both out and see which ones work best for me!

Thanks again!!

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@Vikram_Subbaiah & @AmolShah

First of all, both solutions work great if i have a single input, but the problem is that it is almost always possible that i have multiple curves which need to be split like this.

This is what i have so far, maybe you guys know how to improve this :slight_smile:

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Try making it a custom node. :slight_smile:


A Custom Node? How would i approach that/ use that?
(I have never made a custom node btw)


dashed2.dyn (11.2 KB)


This will help with that: Custom Nodes | The Dynamo Primer

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Hey Vikram, my solution wasn’t fully working for me because i need to start at “line” instead of gap, but when i try to use your method, the last line gets cut of, but it could still fit.

Also i need the line to be created, even if the line is not the full length (example, if 1 meter line doesnt fit, but 0.5 does, use 0.5 as length for the last line.

The definition below should address that, but it could sometimes try to create a line of 0 length at the end. You’ll need to extend and improve the definition to eliminate such issues

dashed3.dyn (11.2 KB)



Small update: i now know how to create custom nodes :slight_smile:
I used your first Python script inside a custom node and it works perfect !

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