I was wondering if Rhino has the capability to create an equation-based curve?

For instance, I want to create a curve (or fillet) using the exponentialequation: y=A*x^n

Where:

y= height

x= width

A= Constant

n= Constant

I was wondering if Rhino has the capability to create an equation-based curve?

For instance, I want to create a curve (or fillet) using the exponentialequation: y=A*x^n

Where:

y= height

x= width

A= Constant

n= Constant

Hi Chase - not directly, no - it may well be something you could do in Grasshopper though.

-Pascal

Doesn’t MathCAD do something along those lines?

http://www.ptc.com/engineering-math-software/mathcad

Could you give me an idea of how to do it in grasshopper? I just started using GH about 15 mins ago…

Yes that is exactly what I mean. Could you break down what all the modules mean? Sorry, but like I said before I’m very new to grasshopper.

If You know numerical values of the constants you can try this plugin

http://www.rhino3.de/_develop/__v3_plugins/math/

It doesn’t look like you downloaded the grasshopper definition that Arend posted - it’s best to just open that in Grasshopper to see what it does.

In short, you need to generate a range of x-values (I) and plug these into the function (II). That function will spit out the y-values and then both are combined to make points (III) and then a curve through these points (IV).