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algorithmic modeling for Rhino

I'm looking to create inflated cells within a voronoi diagram, much like the watercube. I have found several discussions related to this topic (links below), however I haven't yet been able to develop a definition that works. Is using the inflate mesh tool from Geometry Gym the best approach, or can it be done solely using Kangaroo components? Any help on developing such a definition is appreciated.

http://www.grasshopper3d.com/forum/topics/how-do-you-build-bubbles-...

http://www.grasshopper3d.com/forum/topics/kangaroo-mesh-inflation?c...

http://www.grasshopper3d.com/forum/topics/inflated-voronoi-mesh?com...

pillow.ghx in the following link is a cool definition from Daniel Piker that uses a planar curve as the geometry input, could this adapted to my voronoi application?

http://www.grasshopper3d.com/forum/topics/inflatables-example?group...

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This one is another discussion using Kangaroo.

http://www.grasshopper3d.com/forum/topics/hexagon-grids?commentId=2...

Hi Hyungsoo -- this was exactly what I was looking for -- thanks so much. I only had to modify your definition slightly to account for updated components in order to get the desired result. I have included a screenshot of my definition below that shows what I edited (circled in yellow).

The Pressure component has changed within Kangaroo -- so I needed to explode the mesh, extract the vertices, isolate the vertices by item number, then feed them into the pressure component.

Secondly I needed the plankton parameter component. I found the information I needed to add this component in this discussion: http://www.grasshopper3d.com/group/plankton/forum/topics/convert-pl...

I needed to download the latest version of plankton and mesh machine, which can be done here: http://www.grasshopper3d.com/profiles/blog/show?id=2985220%3ABlogPo...

Thanks again

Bret

Hey Bret,

I'm a newcomer to this forum and to Grasshopper.  I've been trying to figure out some of the components that you have on the diagram above.  Would you be able to tell me what they are:

I think I've got the latest release of Plankton (69).  Not sure if I have the same component as yours as the icon that I've got is a black hexagon (PlanktonMesh)and yours is a blue square.

Thanks,

Ivan

I would like to see a current picture of this structure. I'm sure it does not look as pristine, as I did when It was first built. Is this an example of sustainable architecture?

1. Wonder about the annual costs associated with maintaining the external skin of that building.
2. Exterior cost of plastic bubbles from deterioration by UV rays, leaking gaskets, etc.

3. Maintenance cost of the interior skin:  condensation, corrosion of connections, etc.

It reminds my of the blight on the landscape the '76 Olympic Stadium has become in Montreal.
It only took 35 years for the people of Montreal to pay for their Architectural adventure.

At least the '76 Olympic stadium is still barley standing, We will have to wait to see if the WaterCube

will still be usable in 40 years.

"Improper" questions all these, he he (in fact: 100% spot on)

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