generative modeling for Rhino
Hi all, a simple question.
Since rhino gears is no more avaiable, somebody know how to design gears in rhinoceros? If possible with grasshopper, but would be good also with a plugin... (please, nobody say inkscape)
Thank you all.
There is not in GH...
But there is a good soft for gear design http://gearotic.com, where you may create some kinds of gears and puts its vectors in the Rhino.
But... in the trial version you can not save vectors file... ;(
Thanks you, seems cool!
Well, I dont see there anything that can't be done with grasshopper. (is there really something that can't be done ?)
It's simple to start, get familiar with components like :
cnr (circle = circle, normal vector, radius)
divide components (divide by length, by distance and by number of points)
sdl (line = source point, direction, length)
addition (e.g. inner diameter + slider value = outer diameter)
move component (with 2 points vector, simply design one gear teeth and move it to points from divided circle, then use region union)
these components enables you to do 90% of what is shown on the gearotic website...
...and write script for gear teeth (curve like involute) if you need real geer... ;)