algorithmic modeling for Rhino

Latest version of Gridshell Components

I've cleaned up Gridshell Components and put together a few example GH files to get started. The inputs and outputs have been rationalised to speed up the modelling process.


I've also added an 'Unroll Curves' component which measures the geodesic curvature of a curve on a surface and produces the 2D 'unrolled' curve. Geodesic curves (e.g. those produced with the Shortpath command) unroll to straight lines. It is now possible to generate fabrication patterns for any arrangement of straight or curved laths over a surface.


The latest GHA:

Gridshell Components.GHA

(note: developed with GH 0.8.0066, still to be tested with 0.9.xxxx)


Example GH files:

Example 1

Example 2

Example 3

Example 4


Reference surface for use with the above:


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Comment by yaoyao on January 3, 2019 at 3:09am


Comment by Denis on May 21, 2016 at 4:15pm

If you are still wondering, the problem is in the {0,*} which is set as a text into the component. the comma (,) should be replaced with a semicolon (;) to make it look like {0;*}. I guess it is a new rule in the newer version of gs. Otherwise the components work like charm. Thanks Alex!

Comment by James on March 25, 2016 at 7:39am

Anyone manage to sort the split tree failure?

Comment by HEEN on November 15, 2014 at 10:37pm

Nice Its working :D

Comment by johnnyUtah05 on July 22, 2014 at 12:04pm

Hi, great component!

I am having trouble with the example file as the split tree is failing. 

Comment by Patrick Scott on May 28, 2014 at 1:49am

Hi Alex I had the same problem. the tspline components return an error. 

Comment by Manuel Burgos on May 19, 2014 at 10:22am

Hello Alex! thank you for sharing that great work you did! 

Currently I am developing my thesis on architecture and I am working with a structure like Mannheim's by Frei Otto. I found your files and i have been trying to use them for my project but I had some problems during the process. I was wondering if you could please take a look at it and give me some advices about how I could fix it.

I hope its not too much trouble!

Thank you very much and congratulations again!!


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Comment by Rafat Ahmed on October 23, 2012 at 4:14am

brilliant bro, u did great job

Comment by Alex Baalham on October 7, 2012 at 2:10pm

View of a gridshell and unrolled laths generated using the latest version of Gridshell Components:





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