algorithmic modeling for Rhino
Introducing two components to generate a planar polygon tessellation of a freeform mesh:
Code by Ramboll Computational Design originally developed for the TRADA Pavilion and based on the process described by Cutler and Whiting (2007). The Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall by ICD in Stuttgart has shown the potential of planar remeshing of freeform shells in a similar manner.
The project is open source released under the MIT licence and can be found here:
Latest release can be downloaded here:
There are four example files:
(a) Positively curved sphere (Euclidean based metric)
(b) Negatively curved saddle (normal based metric)
(c) Example using Weaverbird (showing planarise mesh component without Lloyds)
(d) Example using Starling (building a dual network from a planar mesh).
The components will appear under the RCD>Remeshing tab.
Copyright 2014 Ramboll Computational Design (RCD).
Original code by Harri Lewis (we miss you) for the TRADA pavilion. Further developed by other RCD peoples. May contain bugs.
Cutler, B., & Whiting, E. 2007. Constrained planar remeshing for architecture. Pages 11–18 of: Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2007. ACM.