algorithmic modeling for Rhino

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Parking Generator (working definition)

This definition is sloppy at the moment and needs a lot of work.  The parking counts are not accurate (it counts lines instead of spaces) and the generating spaces need work as well.

I'm posting the progress though in case anyone wants to check it out.



Posted on January 31, 2012 at 8:07am — 2 Comments

Shrink Wrap with Kangaroo

This definition approximates a shrink wrap for generic brep geometry.

There are two steps:

The first step creates a mesh from a bounding box and drags each vertex to the closest point on the brep. Andrew Heumann offered a similar definition back in December (

The second step takes the…


Posted on October 29, 2011 at 1:00pm — 26 Comments

Laser Material Optimizer

Reduces material area for cutting from a series of sections.  Uses Galapagos.

Any feedback would be much appreciated.


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Posted on June 30, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Sectional Modeler for Laser Cutter

This is a definition (WIP, attached) which creates sections for a laser cutter from opened or closed single geometry.  This won't work on every geometry, but it will work for a lot of them.  It uses offsets and booleans so it may be difficult to predict.


I'm also playing with a way to minimize material area for cutting (with galapagos).  If anyone can offer help to improve it, let me know! 




- Some issues with outside…


Posted on June 6, 2011 at 10:30pm — 12 Comments

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At 11:05am on November 18, 2011, Huzefa Ali said…

check your gmail account please. Thanks. There is another problem i am facing with the defination. Once i export it to coral draw for cnc cutting, the curves fail to read and they don't join. Any advice for what i should do?






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