algorithmic modeling for Rhino

moving to digitizing my Specialized AWOL bike and experimenting with fairings from 4mm coroplast. I develop the 3D shape and then smash it. Sometimes it works but I need other ways to convert 3d shapes to flat shapes.

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Comment by David Heisner on November 17, 2018 at 12:56pm

Thomas, I'll check out ZZipper, thanks!

I'm not a grasshopper user yet. I need to spend a lot of time to understand how to use it. It would be very useful but is way over my head at the moment. I flattened the main fairing easily in Rhino (smash) and it came out as planned. It just caught too much wind to be safe on a 2 wheeled bike. 

Thanks for your help and suggestion


Comment by Thomas Dührsen on November 15, 2018 at 11:07pm

by the way, do you know the ZZipper products?

Comment by Thomas Dührsen on November 15, 2018 at 11:04pm

Hi David

if the material doesn't stretch then you have to make more panels. I am currently developing a Grasshopper plugin to manufacture 3D shade sails. If you send me your GH file, I can try to apply my flattening algorithm to your shape.






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