algorithmic modeling for Rhino
Ivy is a plug-in for mesh analysis, partitioning and unrolling inside the Grasshopper environment.
Ivy uses notions and algorithms from Graph Theory and applies them towards mesh geometry exploration.
In order to enable the use of graph theory specific algorithms, a new custom data type was created. The MeshGraph is an abstract construct that combines the geometric characteristics of the mesh with sets of linked data containers. The data containers that can be visualized as the mesh faces are the nodes of the graph and the links between them are the graph edges. The graph edges can be visualized as the mesh topological edges.
You can download Ivy and a bunch of examples and the manual from food4rhino.
Here is the Vimeo Ivy Tutorial Channel
Ivy was started at UC Berkeley with help and council from Kyle Steinfeld.
Latest Activity: Mar 3
Hi Andrei,I'm an independent researcher working on a fabrication related project. I would like to reference your work in developing the plugin and the segmentation, unrolling algorithms, do you have…Continue
Started by Victor Leung. Last reply by Victor Leung Nov 4, 2018.
Hi all,I am trying to implement connectors for a mesh that I apply ThinMesh on.Basically trying to understand the strategy to generate connectors / understand what is in the C# blackbox generating…Continue
Started by Adrien Rigobello. Last reply by Adrien Rigobello Sep 3, 2018.
I would like to convert this surface to a mesh in order to attempt to use Ivy to unroll it, add taps, and build it from matte board. I’m not too familiar with meshes. I think of them as surfaces that…Continue
Started by John McWaters. Last reply by John McWaters May 1, 2018.