Minmal/tensile structure help

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Hey i’m attempting to model a minimal surface referenced from the photo of the physical model but am struggling with the strategy to model something similar in rhino/grasshopper. I’ve been using a minimal surface plugin with grasshopper and the plan was to make parts of the model and try to blend the surfaces together but i don’t really know the best method to achieve this as the plugin creates holes within the surface itself. Is there another plugin to use to better model this or should i stick with this one (the minimal surface plugin by cerver). The other plugins seem physics based and quite complicated so not sure how to proceed. Any help would be appreciated.

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(Tim Stark) #2

Upload your file, the plugin works normally


(Pfotiad0) #3

For outlining (phase: concept) tensile membranes ALWAYS use a physics engine (like Kangaroo). For doing the thing in real life ALWAYS use other apps than R/GH.

Other than that: tons of tensile stuff (concept) in the good old (dead) GH Forum:

PS: I have also tons of membrane defs … but are carried over solely via C# (including K2 matters) meaning that are not suitable for this particular thread. But this ancient / prehistoric thingy is using (in v4 … mostly) native stuff: