algorithmic modeling for Rhino



Millipede is a structural analysis and optimization component for grasshopper. It allows for very fast linear elastic analysis of frame and shell elements in 3d, 2d plate elements for in plane forces, and 3d volumetric elements. All systems can be optimized using built in topology optimization methods and have their results extracted and visualized in a variety of ways.

In addition millipede implements a few basic geometric features [extraction of iso surface meshes from volumetric scalar fields or and extraction of curved contours over any mesh] and a few numerical analysis tools [Fast fourier transforms in 1 and 2 dimensions, sparse linear system solver and eigenvalue calculation for large matrices using functionality from the intel math kernel library]

The new version of millipede includes the surface reparameterization module that enables the generation of vector field aligned patterns over any mesh. This functionality is particularly useful for the creation of principal stress aligned grid shells and reinforcement patterns.

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Scaling Millipede Models (m -> mm) 1 Reply

I have been playing with millipede for some time now, but keep running into an issue with units. Specifically, most of the Rhino models I work with are in mm. I have converted the models into meters to use Millipede, but I find that my deflections…Continue

Tags: units, scale, millimeter, mm, Millipede

Started by Bryan T Jones. Last reply by Laurent B Feb 19.

millipede do not read grasshopper native geometry (only baked)

Hi there,I've been playing with millipede for the past weeks and i have encountered a problem with grasshopper native geometry.The 2d Solver won't work with the shapes I have created inside grasshopper. Though after i bake the same shapes and refer…Continue

Tags: millipede

Started by Noam Burg Feb 19.

Issue about example 1 Reply

I'm a new one to Millipede. Its really a great plugin! But when I try to open the example file in grasshopper, it popped up a message "this version of millipede has expired. Please download a newer version at …Continue

Tags: dll, reference, new, version, newer

Started by Lulu. Last reply by Noam Burg Feb 14.

Millipede does not update the reason! 1 Reply

Look at the picture!Continue

Started by Linluz. Last reply by Bathsheba Grossman Jan 1.


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