Thursday 30 September 2010

Planar Quad Mesh Design Pt. 2

Some examples:

The principles of the tool are:
- all nodes are located on a ray through the point in the direction of the normal
- the distance from input surface to pq mesh is adjustable
- two of the edges are controlled by the graph-mapper

Saturday 18 September 2010

Planar Quad Mesh Design Pt. 1

A parametric tool for the design of planar quadliteral meshes based on uv-grid and normal directions of a design-driving NURBS surface.

The glazed freeform grid shell of the hippo house in the berlin zoo, has been designed by Schlaich, Bergerman + Partner. It consists of planar quadliterals, the geometry is based on a translational surface.

In this
paper, a comprehensive discussion about geometric aspects of surface tesselation, by H.Pottmann et. al., can be found. A direct parametric approach, developed by Gehry Partners and Schlaich, Bergemann & Partners is described in this paper.

Download the definition for the planar quad mesh tool here.

Monday 13 September 2010

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