here’s the beginning of a script that changes the scale of out skin pattern based on a manually placed attractor point. We could adapt this to respond to other concerns, such as curvature of the surface, or proximity of pedestrian paths.
download script here
(right click and select save-as)
another way of varying panel size is shown below: courtesy of our friend Marco Vanucci of AKT engineers London. His Blog has some great images, and some really useful scripts you can cut & paste into Monkey.
Here’s a script that may help with constructing ribs from the global form’s surfaces.
(right-click and select save-as from the menu to download)
It’s pretty crude: just extract the isoparms from the surface and use this script to extrude them. The fancy part is that this script makes ribs that are somewhere in-between the straight ones you’d get from the contour command and the wonky ones you’d get from just extruding the isoparms normal to the surface.
This script also generates the intersection lines of the ribs. Select them when you unroll the ribs and they will follow along to the 2D pattern (dovetailing nicely into Andrew’s orient boxes script in the waffle technique below).
Hope this helps! – Chris
The SMOOTH Rhino model and its smashed surface. Laurice will be constructing the physical studies of this smashed surface.
Evolution of parts / Aggregation of parts
[working on iterations 10+ / rhino file available on flux2009 gmail)