Friday, September 12, 2014

SmartForm, new add-on for Grasshopper




SmartForm is a new real-time shape optimization and sculptural design tool for Grasshopper.

Developed by the Smart Space team at BuroHappold, SmartForm is a suite of tools that allows you to rapidly model, analyse and optimize complex free-form shapes found in modern architecture. It has the following components:

  • SmartForm: optimize a complex form in real time
  • SmartFormAnalyser: rapidly analyse a form and panelisation scheme for a variety of parameters like planarity, distortion, etc.
  • SmartClustering: an innovative tool that reduces the amount of unique panels and nodes within a given form.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Inquiring about how to get SmartForm to work in order to achieve ArtCAM-like smooth organic puffing of flat curve defined surfaces, on the Grasshopper forum, Daniel Pikes demonstrated an alternative to SmartForm that uses his Kangaroo plug-in for Grasshopper to turn mesh wires into springs and then to apply simulated air pressure to it:

http://www.grasshopper3d.com/photo/mesh-relaxation-form-finding-by-smartform-and-wearverbird-01?context=latest

http://www.grasshopper3d.com/forum/topics/puffing-of-flat-outlines-like-artcam

No more ArtCAM hassles for me!

-=NikFromNYC=-