# TIKZ: Humans holding a life net

For my thesis in business ethics, I want to show that the classical stakeholder model is not appropriate. Usually the stakeholders are arranged around the company like planets around a star. But the truth is, that the company is hold by the stakeholders. If they are failing, the company falls. To visualise this, I want to draw the stakeholders holding a life net on which the company is located. My current code is attaced but is is far away from a visualisation (most similar is the third picture) that shows the described idea.

Someone can do a visualisation like one of the three attached examples (or even better)? Can you help me with a TIKZ-code?

Thank you very much.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tikz}

\tikzset{
}

\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\node[draw, regular polygon, regular polygon sides=6, minimum size = 6.0cm] at (0,0){};
\node[draw, star, star points=6, star point ratio=.65, minimum size = 4.2cm] at (0,0){};
\node[draw, star, star points=6, star point ratio=.6, minimum size = 3.5cm] at (0,0){};
\node[draw, star, star points=6, star point ratio=.55, minimum size = 2.8cm] at (0,0){};
\node[draw, star, star points=6, star point ratio=.5, minimum size = 2.1cm] at (0,0){};
\node[draw, star, star points=6, star point ratio=.45, minimum size = 1.4cm] at (0,0){};

\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}


With tikz-3dplot you can do the following.

\documentclass[border=3mm,tikz]{standalone}
\usepackage{tikz-3dplot}
\tikzset{man/.pic={% https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/249596
\fill [rounded corners=1.5] (0,0.4) -- (0,0.8) -- (0.4,0.8) -- (0.4,0.4) --
(0.325,0.4) -- (0.325,0.7) -- (0.3,0.7) -- (0.3,0) -- (0.225,0) --
(0.225,0.4) -- (0.175,0.4) -- (0.175,0) -- (0.1,0) -- (0.1,0.7) --
(0.075,0.7) -- (0.075,0.4) -- cycle;
\fill (0.2,0.9) circle (0.1);
\coordinate (-foot) at (0.2,0);
}
}
\begin{document}
\tdplotsetmaincoords{110}{15}
\begin{tikzpicture}[tdplot_main_coords]
\foreach \Zangle in {120,150,...,270}
{\tdplotsetrotatedcoords{\Zangle}{0}{0}
\begin{scope}[tdplot_rotated_coords,canvas is xz plane at y=3,transform shape]
\pic{man};
\end{scope}}
%
\begin{scope}[canvas is xy plane at z=0.5]
\foreach \Zangle in {00,30,...,150}
{\draw[green!60!black,very thick] (\Zangle-6:3) -- (\Zangle+180-6:3); }
\node[circle,fill=blue!60,transform shape,font=\sffamily,yscale=-1]{whatever};
\end{scope}
%
\foreach \Zangle in {-60,-30,...,90}
{\tdplotsetrotatedcoords{\Zangle}{0}{0}
\begin{scope}[tdplot_rotated_coords,canvas is xz plane at y=3,transform shape]
\pic{man};
\end{scope}}
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}


The pic for the person is taken from here. If you do not like it, search for another one or build your own.

It is also possible to give the figures a depth.

\documentclass[border=3mm,tikz]{standalone}
\usepackage{tikz-3dplot}
\tikzset{pics/single man/.style={code={
\draw[gray,thin,fill=black,rounded corners=0.5]
(-0.2,#1,0.4)[rounded corners=2.5] -- (-0.2,#1,0.8)[sharp corners]   --
(-0.05,#1,0.8)
--
plot[variable=\t,domain=240:-60]
({0.1*cos(\t)},#1,{0.1*sin(\t)+0.9})
-- (0.05,#1,0.8) [rounded corners=2.5]
-- (0.2,#1,0.8)[rounded corners=0.5] -- (0.2,#1,0.4) --
(0.125,#1,0.4) -- (0.125,#1,0.7) -- (0.1,#1,0.7) -- (0.1,#1,0) -- (0.025,#1,0) --
(0.025,#1,0.4) -- (-0.025,#1,0.4) -- (-0.025,#1,0) -- (-0.1,#1,0) -- (-0.1,#1,0.7) --
(-0.125,#1,0.7) -- (-0.125,#1,0.4) --
cycle;
}},
pics/bman/.style={% https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/249596
code={\pgfmathsetmacro{\Ymax}{#1+0.1}
\pgfmathsetmacro{\Ynext}{\Ymax-0.01}
\foreach \Y in {\Ymax,\Ynext,...,#1}
{
\pic{single man=\Y};}
}},
pics/fman/.style={% https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/249596
code={\pgfmathsetmacro{\Ymax}{#1+0.1}
\pgfmathsetmacro{\Ynext}{#1+0.01}
\typeout{\Ymax,\Ynext,...,#1}
\foreach \Y in {#1,\Ynext,...,\Ymax}
{
\pic{single man=\Y};
}
}}
}
\begin{document}
\tdplotsetmaincoords{110}{15}
\begin{tikzpicture}[tdplot_main_coords]
\foreach \Zangle in {120,150,...,270}
{\tdplotsetrotatedcoords{\Zangle}{0}{0}
\begin{scope}[tdplot_rotated_coords,transform shape]
\pic{bman=3};
\end{scope}}
%
\begin{scope}[canvas is xy plane at z=0.45]
\foreach \Zangle in {00,30,...,150}
{\draw[green!60!black,very thick] (\Zangle-3:3) -- (\Zangle+180-3:3)
(\Zangle+3:3) -- (\Zangle+180+3:3); }
\node[circle,fill=blue!60,transform shape,font=\sffamily,yscale=-1]{whatever};
\end{scope}
%
\foreach \Zangle in {-60,-30,...,90}
{\tdplotsetrotatedcoords{\Zangle}{0}{0}
\begin{scope}[tdplot_rotated_coords,transform shape]
\pic{fman=3};
\end{scope}}
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}


• Thank you very much for your help. The 3dplot package was new for me. You gave me exactly what I wanted. Aug 23, 2019 at 11:56