I’m trying to design a parameterized cylindrical shaped pillar for an interactive installation. Goal is to create a design that can be used to fabricate a couple of these pillars that will be used in a museum. Guests will use a RFID tag to trigger certain content. I’m familiar with Blender, so as a reference I created the base shape that I’m trying to create with grasshopper.
To create the cylinder in Grasshopper I was thinking about the following setup (but maybe there is a better way?)
- creating two circles
- offset one circle on the z-axis (e.g. to max 1.8m height)
- use a loft to create the cylinder.
I’ve created these nodes in Grasshopper:
pillar-v0.gh (16.2 KB)
How do I create the box that I can use with a difference boolean in such a way that I can:
- specify the angle of the green surface (see below)
- make sure that the box nicely fits the size of the cylinder
Once I have this basic shape I want to offset/extrude this green surface.
What would be a good approach to create this pillar with Grasshopper?