Thursday, July 21, 2016

Starfish: New Grasshopper add-on for parametric generation of various patterns

The Starfish plug-in allows parametric generation of various patterns. It focuses on 2D tessellations and can be used to create structural systems based on topological interlocking principle.

Commands included:
  • Tessellation. Main component for 2D pattern generation that is based on numerical representation of polygons as the input. For example '4.8' will result in a tessellation composed of squares and octagons.
  • TI_Block, CurvedBlock, SharpBlock. Generation of 3D interlocked blocks from closed planar polylines.
  • Maze, MazeRandom, Ornament. Components for creating maze-looking patterns.
  • DualPreview. Component for custom preview of breps using separate colors for brep surfaces and its wireframe.
  • Map2dToSurface. Mapping of two-dimensional curves onto a surface with optional inputs of rotation angle or scaling factors in {x} or {y} directions.

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