How to map


(Omid Tousi) #1

Hello everyone,
I have taken a pattern, now I do not know how to map it onto a Surface.
it would be appreciated if you can help mepattern by (30.2 KB)

(Amir Habibi) #2

Hi Omid
Hell Well , after decades a Farsi guy !! ,You could use project component to project curves onto surfaces => It is awfully simple to project them to planar ones , Otherwise there’s also a second way to hit : use Hexagon cell component from lunchbox which is a little bit hard to set the correct parameter and UV division value for this kinda pattern Projected pattern by (22.7 KB)

(Omid Tousi) #3

HI Amir,
Thank you so much for your response. Yeah I used Lunchbox , but I can’t get what I want as the surface is not planar and it doesn’t give me a hexagon with equal sideways. And Project doesn,t work here.

(Amir Habibi) #4

You can use project though , if your surface input is not that complicated

But about lunchbox hexagon-cell comp I gotta tell ya that the comp tries to generate cells allover the boundary of input surface , so kinda it shouts that (there y’ll never have even-length hexagons in a “given-boundary”) .
Solution : Write down some c# , python , whatever Code to generate perpendicular even-length hexagons on any given surface;

(Michael Pryor) #5

Why not just use the Map to Surface component?

(Amir Habibi) #6

It can be ,and the lines will deform , I suggested to generate initial hexagon on surfaces

(Omid Tousi) #7

Actually I’m not that much professional in grasshopper, but I tried bot project and Map To Surface. Neither of them worked. I attached my surface. could you please help me with it?RHINO FILE.3dm (52.3 KB)

(Michael Pryor) #8

If using a flat grid of the curves and the proper mapping source the deformation will be the same either way.