Modeling an architectureal ornament (Muqarnas)

Hello everybody,

What would be the best way to model complicated architectural ornaments such as “Muqarnas”

What I can think of is that the process would be divided into 3 stages:

  1. Drawing a specific 2D shape to be the base plan of your unit (it doesn’t have to be exactly like the picture, I can design my own shape, just using the same concept).

  2. Converting that 2d shape into 3D, and this wouldn’t be a simple task as it’s not just and extrusion. If i modeled that in 3DS Max I would use a lot of solid editing and subtraction.

3.Arraying the 3d shape, which also wouldn’t be easy since it’s not rectangular or radial

Thanks for your help in advance :slight_smile:

You can try this site.The creator is a professor in Turkey, so muqarnas are a “local specialty”. A lot of useful tips in general.

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thx a lot, awesome site, very useful. Do you know any other sites or tutorials to familiarize you with really complicated 3d modelling/free form modelling in Grasshopper?

The best thing I can do is to direct you to the Grasshopper Tutorial page.

See that also