I want to make a tikzpicture to illustrate the construction of a spiral capacitor. These are made of spiral coiled films. So imagine a rectangular paper that you tail around one side. Thats basically how it looks like. Well I can programme this in MATLAB using cylindrical coordinates, then regrid to cathesian and then plot with pgfplots, but I think there must be a easier way. When I think of the possibilities of TikZ I think more about drawing a rectangle and tail it around a path I specified before. But sadly I found nothing about how to do that.
Anyone any idea?