Rhino, Ansys…..Grasshopper.

31 05 2010

This little demo shows the ability to interact dynamically with the plug in in real time allowing for a more intuitive form finding process. Using the c# module in grasshopper I was able to transfer my plug in to make something a bit more playful and interactive. WIP version will be available soon.

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Tarp Release

7 05 2010

WF’s Erik Thorson has been fortunate enough to participate  in this years issue of tarp.  Release party tomorrow night, in the borough of Brooklyn.

This year’s issue focuses on the engagement of digital processes which are currently at the forefront of architectural discourse and practice. Various computational methodologies, such as parametric systems, generative processes, and scripting, all pose questions on organizational strategies, formal qualities, and branding, just to name a few. The work presented in this issue speculates on the significance of these techniques through a critical, if at times tentative lens of theoretical inquiry and practical application.

Essays written by:
Manuel DeLanda, Erik Ghenoiu, Leopold Lambert, Peter Macapia, Hannibal Newsom, Sarah Ruel-Bergeron, David Ruy, suckerPUNCH, Kazys Varnelis, James Williams

Projects featured from:
Annie Boccella, Bureau V, Tania Branquinho, Freeland Buck, maxi spina Architects, Mitchell Joachim, kokkugia, Scott Savage, SOFTlab, Erik Thorson, Eleftheria Xanthouli

Editors:

Alpna Gupta, Sarah Le Clerc, Marinelle Luna, Hannibal Newsom, Sarah Ruel-Bergeron, James Williams

SUPERFRONT Gallery
1432 Atlantic Avenue (btwn New York and Brooklyn Avenues)
Bedstuy, Brooklyn
A/C to Nostrand stop; walk south on Nostrand; east on Atlantic
Friday May, 7th 7-10pm





Catmull-Clark Mesh Smoothing For Rhino

13 07 2009

I have written a free C++ plugin for Rhino that allows for Catmull-Clark style mesh smoothing. I always loved the type of tessellation that was possible to create using Maya or Max so I made the same algorithm available to Rhino.

In the link below there are 2 plug-ins one is called “catsmooth” and the other is called “fixmesh”.  Catsmooth is the smoothing plug-in, it is a work in progress so for now it will only work on closed meshes. The other one “fixmesh” will rebuild a mesh to have the minimum number of vertices, this is necessary because some of the mesh primitives in Rhino have extra vertices for some reason. Before running the plug-in check that the number of verticies don’t far outweigh the number of faces, if they do run “fixmesh” first. Once you have run the command unify the mesh normals using “UnifyMeshNormals”.  Enjoy.

download here

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