Complex {protein} mesh representation for fabrication - suggestions?

Hi @michaelvollrath

Thank you for checking this out - I was about to delete the post, haha - not trying to make anyone work, so greatly appreciated :slight_smile:

I will prepare a simplified file, bear with me.

In the meantime:

Yes - quite promising

Very interesting and makes sense - we have done something similar to this where I use the RGB colors from lidar pointclouds to to turn into and dictate sizes of perforations - equally insane when it comes to machining time, but it’s beautiful:



I imagined I could ‘colorize’ the protein mesh and use brightness values to dictate point groups and generate connectivity from there, but I felt like the surface details wouldn’t translate.

If I project the mesh slice onto the plane, do some clean-up, then grab the mesh dual, the hexameric-pentameric pattern is cool in that it looks ‘molecule-like’ and sort of transmits the shape artistically, but it’s still too crazy for the time it would take given the amount of perforations - we like it but it’s just too much:

Currently contemplating something related to ‘terrain slope’, like in this post, as a way to analyze the ‘topography’ features of the protein mesh and maybe derive my creases that way…

1 Like