hi, im working on a project and i need help.
the design that i am working on is an auxetic shoe sole. i have already made my sole and my auxetic structure separately as the structure was complex, now i need to map or morph that onto the sole and i am unable to figure it out.
Your main challenge is to create a more or less regular hexagonal mesh and I don’t think surface morphing is the way to go here.
I created a regular hexagonal mesh in the XY plane and selected 64 outlines in 5 columns. These cells are subdivided into your complex mesh and into a simple triangular mesh.
Instead of remapping fold angles I think I would rather transform one or a few anchor points.
Kangaroo can be used to drape the triangular mesh representation of your more complex mesh from flat to shoe shape and then use these two meshes to mesh cage morph the more complex mesh from flat to shoe shape. I eliminated some of the vertices along the top rand of the sole. There are 6 ‘corners’ where the result looks a bit weird and the initial selection of hexagons might have to be adjusted.
In this case the Mesh Cage morph works if you provide closed meshes for both reference and target mesh. I’m not sure if for some situations a planar or open mesh can be used. We’d need @DanielPiker to clarify this…
hey i looked in your file but cant make out of anything as the curve that you defined isnt available at my end
could you attach the .3dm file as well
also need to ask if i wanted to extrude the inner triangular cones how could i do that and the mesh that you redesigned is filled within i want to remove that as well
you used the merge cage morph to apply the mesh onto the surface but it just flatlined the mesh
the mesh in the picture below i want to apply it onto the midsole or rather start from scratch working my way up but i want to use these blocks with spaces in them on the surface to give it a finish as i have to 3d print the sole later on for my research
now the thing is when stress is applied to this pattern the triangles open up and i want to study the stresses on it for that purpose i want the mesh to be deep and opening from the front and spikey and lifted from the back
also if i wanto to increase the mesh height which slider should i change and the bump that you showed me in the picture if i want to place it else where or remove it than what parameters should i change??