algorithmic modeling for Rhino
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 sections were fixed by culling perimeter members.
- Section cuts are oriented relative to one another with a cheap standard deviation technique.
- Galapagos optimizer no longer allows sections to intersect.
- Galapagos optimizer now coordinates y and x movement to minimize cutting area of material.
The galapagos run will be crazy in the beginning (will take a lot of area), but should look right after ten minutes or so.
For more on the galapagos run, see this post: http://www.grasshopper3d.com/profiles/blogs/laser-material-optimizer