algorithmic modeling for Rhino
Hi Rajaa, hi everyone,
I am new to Paneling Tools.
I am trying to get my head around how to apply custom shapes using the "Morph 2D" component. Specifically, i try to apply a hexagon pattern and here it starts to get tricky.
In non-GH-Panelling Tools:
I see in rajaa's turorial ( http://vimeo.com/album/79634/video/20020346 starting from 13:20) how it's done in non-GH-Panelling Tools. It seems it uses a different concept that involves a unit grid. By that means it seems easier to match a non-stictly-row-and-colum-based pattern (like hex) to the grid.
Using "Morph 2D" my shape will always be squeezing into a grid cell.
I have a problem seeing how to apply a seamless hex-grid this way. (since there is always "empty space" in an square cell with a hexagon in it and no cells can overlap)
Could someone give me a hint on how to proceed? Much appreciated.
Yes, there is a way to do a connecting pattern like in PT for Rhino. You can even generate those in the Rhino side, save pattern to a file, then use the strings from there. Just make sure to place each connection is a separate string input in the PT-GH component.
Here is an example. Please get hold of the build of today (October 16). There was a small bug that I fixed:
thanks a lot for your reply.
I will have to think this over. So, you do not need "Morph 2D" to apply a hex pattern to a grid? I got all stuck trying to make "Morph 2D" work.
Thanks again for your help. Everything worked out fine.
I'm trying to do this same thing, but with ptMPanel3d. I'm using a triangular cell, and need to to extract the mesh cell to use the Morph battery.
I can get it to work if I use PT3D Cell, but then the cells are always square.
since i am also a brad new user of Grasshopper, it is really find out the right thing to do paneling. As you see in the attached file i also created a hexagon shape but there are a lot of points to use for input Pn. Despite the efforts for extracting each point, i gave a try to replicate your idea but it did not work. Could you please help me to panel these hexagon