I am trying to bend a grid of linear elements but also changing the stiffness of the individual segments to approximate the structure to catenary sections.
I am using Angle and dividing the grid to U, V, and Edge segments and instead of having a specific number at the strength variable, I am using point attractors with ranges, getting preliminary results but I am sure you will have good suggestions for better controlling the input, specifically:
Is there a better approach to solve this, something else than changing “strength” in the angle definition? Ideally, a Z duplication of the segment (just like laminas) would precisely be what I am doing in the physical model.
Is the use of attractors ok in this case or would it be better to divide the grid into sections and have many Angle definitions?
How would one visualize the changing strength in the result? (say by colour coding)