thank you all for your advice. I think I made something similar to what I wanted to make yesterday, now and I thought, I’d share it with you:
2021_10_27_mesostructuredPattern.gh (11.1 KB)
and this is what it looks like in rhino:
2021_10_27_mesostructuredPattern.3dm (2.5 MB)
Following the advice given by @jeremy5 I made the snake in rhino which was super simply there…and…well I guess impossible in grasshopper at least with my knowledge.
Since I want to gain a better understanding of grasshopper, I then put my “snake-curve” into grasshopper and made a scalable pattern with it. As a basis I used the square grid from the vectors section.
I looked at a few different grids from the vectors-section and I wondered: what if you want to make a pattern for an irregular shape? I would love to try it out with a sewing pattern, maybe for a t-shirt. I can see how I make a large sample of the pattern I just created (high x/y-values for the grid structure), then bake it to rhino where I could use the edges of the sewing pattern to trim the large pattern that I baked …but is there a way to design directly into an irregular shape in grasshopper? I imagine it would be nice if this was possible and the pattern could somehow adapt to the irregular edges so that I would not need to worry that edges are open, but that all edges would be the full-patterns edges.
if you have some thoughts on this, I am happy for anyone who wants to think along. best wishes and thanks again for your input.
@laurent_delrieu did you already find a grasshopper solution for creating the snake?