OK, so I'm an Architect with a decent but certainly not coplete set of mathematical skills...
I need to do a parabola from 3 given points in grasshopper.
Can anybody help me with hints, or even definition files?!
(I have done a google search, but to be onest, the discussions going on at PhysicsForum.com is a bit over my head!)
Help most appreciated!
hehe.. thanks for answering, that explanation was helpfull, even though my reply to the end question; if I know what to do with three equations in three unknowns.. is no, not really ;-)
I feel like I should have paid more attention in HighSchool Math lessons...
Anybody here who understands this math?!
As far as I understand, 3 points is enough as long as we know the centerline of the parabola. I my case the 3 points are floating points, and the parabola axis are given by a line created from the top point to the centroid of the two other points.
So I have the grey points, and from them create the blue point and centerline. Now I would like to draw the parabola through thegrey points.
Thats exactly what I need.. However, given my current knowledge of Java and VB, I don't think I have that kind of time...
Its seems like a complicated script, is it hard to convert into a grasshopper VB script you think?!
Would you know how to make a three dimensionnal parabola like in the image hereafter? I have a set of points generated from a free-form surbs surface and would like to adapt it to parabolic profiles.