In the opinion of this forum, is Grasshopper well suited to extrude circles into cylinders connecting a given set of vertices, in order to create a triangular lattice of the kind shown in the sculpture shown in the link below?
You will note that the exterior surface is a triangle lattice, with rivets at each vertex.
If we begin with a set of 3D points marking the location for each rivet in the sculpture (from laser scan data), the triangulation shown is implied by connecting vertices with thin cylinders and a cap for the rivet itself; the result would approximate the steel lattice shown in the above link.
Would a kind soul suggest a path to do that in Grasshopper, or weigh in on whether this is easy and possible?
The above is Marco Cochrane’s ‘Truth is Beauty’ in the Smithsonian Renwick Gallery’s ‘No Spectators’ show, pictured at the above link.