algorithmic modeling for Rhino
Hi, these are actually two very different methods: one is with piping and the other one is with offsetting and smoothing.
- we have to be really sure that all pipes and all sphere are there, and there only once. Also, all pipes have to be closed. It is more difficult than one thinks. It's extremely easy to have a double pipe or sphere, and the boolean will NOT work. Also, if there is many pieces, it is much better to boolean them little by little, in groups of maximum 12 adjacent pieces. See the example result.
- there is an example definition - with a precaution: the mesh of input has to be completely welded. There is no command in Grasshopper for now to do this, but a small script would do. You can just link to a mesh to which to have applied "_Weld 180". See a possible outcome in the picture above.
If you have any problem meshing a brep, please let me know. I could have some advice.
McNeel Europe - Barcelona
Hi Andres, thanks for asking. The thread is very old. If you find good settings for that please let me know.