Another fan is raving about Rhino's capacity to model complex shapes. This one is in Ketchum, Idaho.
The collaboration for the Ellen Long Garden Pavilion
at the Sawtooth Botanical Gardens
started with the architect, Jolyon Sawrey
. Sawrey drew up the pavilion roof for size, height, basic shape, and other features like electrical and site placement. To figure out the roof parts he then contacted Bill Amaya of Cimarron Lofting
. Amaya took the architectural drawings and, using Rhino to completely model the roof, detailed the parts, changing the shape only as needed. He then "pulled" rafters, metal skin, header ring, and the top compression ring off the drawing and sent them to the metal fabricator to bend and laser cut. The metal fabricator, David Swaner, of D-Swaner Welding
, then assembled, delivered, and installed the roof parts.
For Cimarron Lofting, the key was to figure out the placement and shape of the rafters. Amaya commented, "I would not know how to do it without Rhino. It was just a shape and a problem that does not lend itself to mathematical insight."
MIXexperience Objects GENerator
MIXOGEN is a concept created and developed by:
- Antonio Turiello (GENERATOR)
- MixExperience staff
The contest is aimed at designers who are also Grasshopper users. The goal is a generative design of objects for 3D printing that can be configured according to the rules of Mass Customization.
Below are the steps and design requirements:
- Develop your idea with the help of Rhinoceros and Grasshopper
- Project changes are related to the use you'll make of GH sliders
- Check that the result is a closed solid without holes
- Send your GH definition with the attached Rhino file (only for referenced geometry) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you are selected, the mxp staff will process your file for the "GENERATOR" web configurator
- Variations on the project will be selected online by the user who will select it
- The optimized file for 3D printing will be available from the online shop