Take the 2-minute tour ×
TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, and related typesetting systems. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I'm trying to build a mind map in TikZ and am having numerous problems.

I have only a very basic grasp of TeX and would like some help.

I found a source and replaced text to create my first steps.

Now I'd like:

  1. To add child nodes to my child nodes

  2. A bigger canvas

How do I do them?

Source code:



      \path[mindmap,concept color=black,text=white]
        node[concept] {Die Wahrnehmung}
        [clockwise from=0]
        child[concept color=green!50!black] {
          node[concept] {Sensorische Prozesse}
          [clockwise from=90]
          child { node[concept] {Sinnes\-organe} }
          child { node[concept] {Schwellen} 
  child {node[concept] {absolute Schwelle}}
  child {node[concept] {Unterschiedsschwelle}}
  child { node[concept] {Optische Täuschungen aufgrund sensorischer Prozesse} 
child[concept color=blue] {
  node[concept] {Organisation}
  [clockwise from=-30]
  child { node[concept] {Hauptsatz} }
  child { node[concept] {Gestaltgesetze} }
child[concept color=red] { node[concept] {Klassifikation} };

enter image description here

share|improve this question
I have fixed the code and added the image but I am not sure if that was your actual question. So please let us know if I edited a little too much. –  percusse Feb 23 '12 at 11:21
No, that's exactly what I need! Thanks, let me try a bit further and report back with the next problem… –  Edd Turner Feb 23 '12 at 11:26
Oh, please ask a new question. You are definitely welcome to ask follow-up questions as seperate questions. Moreover, you can link to this question in your new ones. –  percusse Feb 23 '12 at 11:29
OK, my new question is tex.stackexchange.com/questions/45515/… –  Edd Turner Feb 23 '12 at 12:14
You may want to load `\usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} to support Umlaute, and may want to have a look at tex.stackexchange.com/questions/45517/… for automatic hyphenation of German words. –  Unapiedra Feb 23 '12 at 12:23

1 Answer 1

Just nest further, add children after nodes. The tikzpicture canvas will be extended. Here's a small example with four levels. You can extend it, add and modify styles.

  \path[mindmap,concept color=blue,text=white,
    level 1 concept/.append style=
      {every child/.style={concept color=blue!70},sibling angle=-30}]
      node[concept] {\Huge\bfseries PGF}[clockwise from=0]
        child {node[concept]{\LARGE Ti\emph{k}Z}
            child{node[concept] {\large arrows}
                child {node[concept] {thick}}
                child {node[concept] {thin}}}
            child{node[concept] {\large mindmap}}
            child{node[concept] {\large plots}} };


share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.