Midnight creeps into my dreams tonight
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Rhino's CageEdit command's closest equivalent in grasshopper is Spatial Deform. The combination of an already powerful command with grasshopper's interactive nature makes this a very complicated and memory intensive tool to figure out and use. Other than this Q&A and this demo, I really can't find a good example of using Spatial Deform, so here goes a basic introduction:
To use Spatial Deform, you'll need to attach the following:
'G' - the rhino geometry to deform
'S' - a series of points that will define the cage
'F' - the forces applied to each of the points in 'S'
'f' - a falloff equation
Now this script takes advantage of Kangaroo's removeDuplicatePts. If you don't already have it, get it at their website.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Part 2 of the MatchCageEdit series shows how I can combine the script with rhino's FlowAlongSrf as a rough and quick paneling design tool. In many regards it is similar to a grasshopper CageEdit, but allows for easier manipulation.
This is Part 1 of a three part exploration into Rhino's CageEdit and Cage commands.
The actual steps to rebuild a deformed cage is simple but tedious. That's why here is a script in the same vein as MatchProperties or MatchLayer:
MatchCageEdit.rvb (change .txt to .rvb)