algorithmic modeling for Rhino
Testing the new Spatial Deform component in Grasshopper 0.6.0015.
Spatial deformation is controlled by an array of grips and an array of local motion vectors. The closer a point is to a specific grip, the more it will "move" with the grip.
In this animation, the red grid is deformed by 5 points, each with its own motion vector. The 4 vertical lines at the corners all point in the same direction (they have the same motion vectors) and thus they would result in a non-deforming translation. However, the fifth grip (the moving one) has a shorter motion vector and thus it will bend the geometry around it away from the average translation.