From folding (Origami) to Grasshopper

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(Markusmeiler664) #1

Hi everyone

can anyone help me with this structure in the foto? i tried several ways to get there but i couldnt do it.
its a folding paper structure in form of an X that is going to repeat itself in form of a cylindric tower.
the goal is that i can easely change the parameters of the tower.

Any suggestions how to get there?
Attached my latest gh. file and a foto of the structure

Tower v3.gh (14.6 KB)


(David S. Mavrov) #2

This could be done with Kangaroo. I’d start by creating a cilinder with the desired size, populate it with the desired pattern and then use Kangaroo solver for the final result. There are a few tutorials on youtube.


#3

In case of cylinder, you can use Diamond Panels fr Lunchbox plugin…

DiaGridFoldingPanels.gh (19.6 KB)


(David S. Mavrov) #4

Cool! But is the final result physically restricted like an actual fold? Is it actually a single sheet of paper? I don’t think that it can be simulated without a physical engine, right?


#5

In this case, I removed the seam of the Lunchbox panels, and could be unfolded as a single strip… not a sheet.
When using simulation, in my opinion, the hard part would be the matching with the seam of the sheet…


#6

HI
if you dont mind using mesh and if you dont need it for fabrication this could also be a way


file:DiaGridFoldingPanelsMesh.gh (10.3 KB)

mesh+ and explode mesh needed


#7

Folding simulation works but not easy to match the sheet’s end sides at the same seam…


(Tim Stark) #8

No physics, but if I did the mathematical part right, it should be realistic. All you Need to do is Change the “paper size” and the divisions in y and y.

For example on a A4 paper:





origami.gh (31.3 KB)

When looking at the file please excuse the unclean way of creating the surfaces. I’m to tired to do it in a cleaner way :smiley:

Hope I could help


Origami pattern fold in GH
Origami using Kangaroo
#9

Here’s a different approach I used to make some bracelets.

facets-bb1.gh (20.0 KB)


(Markusmeiler664) #10

Thank you for all the examples! I’m new to Grasshopper and i appreciate it a lot.