Modeling an elastic net


Hello to everybody!

Sorry to bother, I really don’t know how to do this.
I need to model an elastic net around an object and I have no clue of what’s the best way to do it.

something like this:

i’d like to make it with and without the object (in this case the helmet). what do you think it’s the best way to approach this problem? I’m always stuck when I need to do this kind objects/more organic shapes :frowning:

Thank you a lot!

(John Brock) #2

Maybe Grasshopper

(Wim Dekeyser) #3

Grasshopper with Kangaroo will get you started - see this post with GH definition:


It’s probably time to learn GH for me :disappointed_relieved:


I would build a curve network and apply curve piping. The knots could be separate objects added later. Curve piping helps to keep the net editable.

(Wim Dekeyser) #6

And you could get half-way usable curves by draping a surface over the helmet and seat first and then extracting curves from that.


I’ll try this way, thank you!
if someone can think of a different method, please share it :wink: