Friday, June 9, 2023

food4Rhino webinar: Tweener (June 14 at 5 PM CEST)

June 14 at 5 PM CEST

Just as NURBS curves are defined by control points, a Tweener curve is defined by the region's boundary curves. In general, to "tween" means to generate curves that interpolate between given input curves. While tweening is a fundamental part of the designer's toolbox, it can often result in overlapping or undercutting NURBS curves.

Tweener is a Rhino plugin and Grasshopper assembly that solves this problem by guaranteeing smoothness and the absence of intersections. It allows to tween either between any number of closed planar curves or between any two not necessarily closed curves on any given surface. Thus, Tweener curves are drawn interactively by manipulating their boundary conditions, much like how NURBS curves are manipulated by control points, providing a different perspective on curve modeling.
Likewise, the ease of drawing curves with Tweener makes it an ideal tool for early-stage sketches and Rhino beginners.

Tweener comes with various convenience functions, for example, for topography or export to textured meshes. A core feature is a powerful interactive editing environment that allows the designer to achieve a very individual hand-modeled look while automatically maintaining the curves' quality, smoothness, and organicity.

In this webinar, aimed both at Rhino3D novices and experts, we will familiarize ourselves with the functionality of the Tweener plugin and mention diverse applications, including product design, general illustration, 3D printing, interior design, and landscape. We will also mention the underlying mathematics, as well as connections with parametric design.

Speaker: Mathias Fuchs is a Mathematician with ample experience in applied geometry, statistics, and simulation. He's been Senior Researcher at the CODE group, Zaha Hadid Architects, London, and is now an independent programmer specializing in numerical algorithms for geometry and Rhino.

Mark your calendar on LinkedIn events and watch the webinar on YouTube live...

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