Using Join and Carve to Create a Continuous Single Curve

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Hello There,



I have attached a simplified version of the file I am working on where I have a put a CONVERTLINE node after the main geo and animate this as if the whole geo is a result of a single, continuous curve.

Unfortunately as seen in the simple cube version as well the join node - while to some degree is useful - creates diagonals that don't exist in the original geometry - box -.

What do I need to do so that while it converts the geo into a single continuous curve primitive - which when you carve there is only one start and one end in the overall composition - but doesn't have these extra diagonals?

I highlighted the carve node in red in the file.



Thank you!

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My intuition says that it is not possible to draw the edges of a cube in one continuous line, without going over some edges twice. If that is ok, then sorting the primitives after the Convert Line SOP can do it. It's basically down to luck, some primitive orders produce a result without diagonals and some do not..

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