PanelingTools GH Add-On

Parametric tools to create and manipulate rectangular grids, attractors and support creative morphing of parametric patterns.


This is a BETA version and works only with the latest Rhino 5.0 BETA on Windows 32 & 64 Bit.

Question: Apply Custom Pattern

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.

In GH:

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.

cheers, frank

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    FrankS

    I came this far editing Rajaas "Apply Staggered Pattern" definition:

    getting closer, i now know it must be about shifting and changed grid density but i still don't see it through...

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      Rajaa Issa

      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:

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