Place individual components

The following definition makes use of VBs file writing capacity to store data and allow you to place custom geometry on a surface, one at a time. This circumvents the restrictions of grids, attractors or curve networks and allows you to use grasshopper as a more natural design tool. Essentially you can now store the placement of any custom written definition.

This particular application works by extracting a subsurface, duplicating its edges, offsetting for continuity, creating a ‘bud’ from circles and finally lofting the curves. The offset is slow however and could be avoided with some other clever curve making (e.g. from a surface point grid). In order to see how your custom component will look you will need to connect the temporary subsrf to the rest of the definition. Otherwise, double click the boolean toggle to store your placement and re-run the rest of the definition. You will also need to replace the location of your text files in the panels provided.

Custom component placement definition
Example Text File a
Example Text File b
Example Surface

~ by ledatomica on April 27, 2010.

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