algorithmic modeling for Rhino
I want to use kangaroo to achieve a minimal surface ( close to the one in the attached picture) where the open edges are made from 2 catenary Curves. How can I keep the two catenary curves in their place ( perpendicular to the XY plane)...
Here is one way to set this up.
Turning the surface into a mesh, fixing the corners and letting the boundary vertices slide along the outer edge.
Note that this is a tensile surface, but not actually a true minimal one - that is a bit more work to set up using the soap film element.
Thank you a lot for your explanation, I will work on the adding soap film element..
I am not that expert in this topic but what I know is that you can achieve a minimal surface as a version of an existing one you already created, even if the surface is not flat the mean curvature can still be zero, here is an explanation:
"Minimal surface curvature planes. On a minimal surface the curvature along the principal curvature planes are equal and opposite at every point. This makes the mean curvature zero"
but cerver's page its not working...
2. plugin: http://www.food4rhino.com/app/bullant
Thank you so much I will try them