Building a Dynamic Tree Diagram with SVG and Vue.js


How the Cubic Bezier curve is formed?

  • Bezier control point #1 (x1, y1) and
  • Bezier control point #2 (x2, y2)
// Cubic Bezier path syntax<path D="M x0,y0  C x1,y1  x2,y2  x3,y3" />
size = 1000

Finding Coordinates

Coordinate system & viewBox

<svg viewBox="min-x min-y width height">...</svg>

Constant & Dynamic Coordinates

Diagram Concept
  • x0, y0— First pair of anchor points that stays constant at all the times. Here, x0 is the centre of the diagram size and y0 is vertical point where the circle stops (…hence the addition of a radius) and path begins.
    = (50% of size, 20% of size + radius)
  • x1, y1— Bezier control point one, which also stays constant for all paths. Keeping symmetry in mind, x1 and y1 are always half of the diagram size.
    = (50% of size, 50% of size)
  • x2, y2— Bezier control point two, where x2 directs which side to form the curve and is calculated dynamically for each paths. And again, y2 will be half the diagram size.
    = (x2, 50% of size)
  • x3, y3- Final pair of anchor points that indicates where to stop drawing the path. Here, x3 imitates the value of x2, which is to be calculated dynamically. And y3 takes 80% of the size.
    = (x3, 80% of size)
<path d="M size*0.5, (size*0.2) + radius  
C size*0.5, size*0.5
x2, size*0.5
x3, size*0.8"

Finding Dynamic Coordinates (x2 and x3)

distance = size/arrayLength
// distance = 1000/5 = 200
// value of x2 and x3
x = index * distance
x = index * distance + (distance * 0.5)

Image Masking

<mask id="svg-mask">
<circle :r="radius"
<image mask="url(#svg-mask)" 

Dynamic SVG using Vue.js

  • Binding SVG viewBox
  • Calculating SVG Path Coordinates
  • Two options for Bezier curve path implementation
  • Config Panel
  • Homework ❤
return "0 0 " + this.size + " " + this.size;
<svg viewBox="0 0 1000 1000">
<svg :view-box.camel="viewbox">
  • topHeight— size * 0.2
  • bottomHeight — size * 0.8
  • width — size
  • halfSize — size * 0.5
  • distance— size/arrayLength
x = index * distance + (distance * 0.5)

Option 1

<g v-for="(item, i) in itemArray">
<path :d="'M' + halfSize + ',' + (topHeight+r) +' '+
'C' + halfSize + ',' + halfSize +' '+
calculateXPos(i) + ',' + halfSize +' '+
calculateXPos(i) + ',' + bottomHeight"
methods: {
calculateXPos (i)
return distance * i + (distance * 0.5)

Option 2

<g v-for="(item, i) in items"> 
<cubic-bezier :index="i"
<clip-mask :title="title"

Config Panel

Config Panel

GitHub Repo


  • Create a switch to toggle between horizontal and vertical mode
  • Maybe use GSAP to animate the path
  • Control path attributes (such as colour & stroke width) from config panel
  • Use external library to save and download the diagram as an image/PDF





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