algorithmic modeling for Rhino
Ivy is a plug-in for mesh analysis, partitioning and unrolling inside the Grasshopper environment.
Ivy uses notions and algorithms from Graph Theory and applies them towards mesh geometry exploration.
In order to enable the use of graph theory specific algorithms, a new custom data type was created. The MeshGraph is an abstract construct that combines the geometric characteristics of the mesh with sets of linked data containers. The data containers that can be visualized as the mesh faces are the nodes of the graph and the links between them are the graph edges. The graph edges can be visualized as the mesh topological edges.
You can download Ivy and a bunch of examples and the manual from food4rhino.
Here is the Vimeo Ivy Tutorial Channel
Ivy was started at UC Berkeley with help and council from Kyle Steinfeld.
Latest Activity: on Wednesday
Hi, I was wondering if it might be possible to unroll the mesh as individual faces - together with the additional node geometry encoded into the mesh graph. Thus, each of the meshfaces are individual…Continue
Started by Jonathan Ng. Last reply by Jonathan Ng May 28.
Hi guys, I want to use Ivy to unwrap this mesh, It seems to be a good mesh as far as I can tell. I can get the flat fabrication component to output the curves, however when I use the piece…Continue
Started by Harrison Long. Last reply by Andrei Nejur Apr 29.
Hi Andrei,Thank you for releasing this fantastic plugin. I have been testing it out and have run into a slight frustration with mesh edge ordering, which I think is mostly to do with the way Rhino…Continue
Started by Adam Holloway. Last reply by Nathaniel Musial Apr 23.
Hello Everyone, so i am re-installing my grasshopper libraries after a windows format, and i am having trouble with some of the plugins one of which is Ivy,the error is the followingCommand:…Continue
Started by Gabriella Rossi. Last reply by Gabriella Rossi Mar 20.