Updated on Semester Research

After  further testing I have discovered that for the time being, a hexagonal grid pattern is not a viable solution for this semester’s research with the limited time left. Due to the fact that the plastic is not directly smashed on the the fabric as it was during the 2D panel tests, there is a little bit of drag that is allowed before the plastic hits the suspended fabric—this causes a certain amount of curve smoothing to occur  in the the extrusion path. Therefore a diagrid pattern is still the best solutions as it allows the extrusion path to be linear allowing the … Continue reading Updated on Semester Research

Hexagonal Pattern Print Test + First Panel Print Test

  This is the first set of prints testing the hexagonal print pattern from the scripts in the previous posts. It is also the first panel print since the robots have been re-installed. As you can see the pattern did not print so well. Future tests will consist of an enlarged hexagonal pattern and a diagrid pattern.   Continue reading Hexagonal Pattern Print Test + First Panel Print Test

Incremental Transformation of UV Panel System Across A Surface [Python Scripting]

This script will vary the transformation panelized system based on the UV coordinates of a surface accoring to the position of each panel on the surface using python in rhino.     #Generate a varied panelized system on a surface with an incrimental transformation based on the uv positioning #Jeremy Luebker 2013.04.12 #jluebker.wordpress.com (jeremy.luebker@gmail.com) import rhinoscriptsyntax as rs memberPopulation = [] class Member(object): def __init__(self, SRF, BASESRF): self.srf = SRF self.baseSrf = BASESRF class PanSyst(object): def __init__(self,SRTSRF,PANMIN,PANMAX): self.SrtSrf = SRTSRF self.PanMin = PANMIN self.PanMax = PANMAX self.DivSrf = [] self.PanSrfs = [] self.srfCent = [] #self.srfNorm = [] #self.srfTan = … Continue reading Incremental Transformation of UV Panel System Across A Surface [Python Scripting]