Modeling Tensile Fabric


#1

I am trying to model a fabric architecture/tent structure and I am not sure what the best way to demonstrate fabric draping in Rhino is. I’m not looking for someone do to the model for me, just advice on methods. I am trying to model this unit as seen in the photos.


#2

that’s not really draping though…

draping in Rhino would be a little more like putting those sticks in the foam then dropping the cloth from above… you’re stretching the fabric in many different directions (other than down).


#3

Yes, sorry, I’m trying to figure out how to model with that curve you get when working with tensile structures. I’m not sure what it’s called though.


#4

Perhaps Grasshopper and Kangaroo?

Google - kangaroo grasshopper tensile fabric


#5

Thank you!


#6

You can try “SoftMove”. it may not give exact but close to the shape you have.


#7

Thank you!