Animating Folding Plates

I’m trying to figure out how to animate a flat arrangement of polygons with matching edges into a three-dimensional, folded open arrangement of planes. I’ve seen some grasshopper content that contains “hinging” and “folding” nodes that can be used to animate the folding of two planes. It is not immediately obvious to me how this can be implimented when one plane is hinging off another plane that is itself hinging off another plane. I’m attaching a three-step image that should give a sense of the basic animation desired.

Can anyone give me some advice on how best to proceed with this in Rhino?

Hi Mike - I do not see a way to do that in plain Rhino - you’ll need a dedicated animation tool - Bongo3d - or GH for that. I’d ask on the GH forum first.


Thank you!

Hi Mike, this is possible and I can help you.


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