I’ve been using Rhino to design Stained Glass art, it’s very useful as the 2d drawings can represent the glass panels very well

Came across a complication now that I am making 3d pieces, I don’t know how to align the pieces in 3d plane.

I figured out a trick that has been “good enough” but it’s very time consuming and doesn’t work for more complex structures.

In the photos I raise the pentagons so they join at the corresponding angle, I end up drawing a reference line where I want them to join and then align them with 3d rotation as close to the line while using 2 Viewports.

They never fit perfect (by millimeters, which add up)

I kindly ask for help regarding 3d alignment of faces, I have heard of constraints (which I don’t know how to use) but maybe there is a more simple solution?

I’ve learned most of it here. There’s a lot more that’s what’s on the menus. The off-menu commands lists is extensive too, with over 1000 long I think.

my approach would be to use arcs to construct intersection points to get the angle.

to draw the first initial (green) arc you can
either draw circle around curve ( which would require the blue construciton lines)
or use a c-plane and project Osnap (faster)

I don’t have much knowledge in math but I’ll research a bit to understand more fully, it gives insight on how to use the tools available in many different ways.

I will test this if my other pc doesn’t work, will check it out ven if it does, great practice

Hi @joshua_mora
I’m currently away on holiday and won’t be back in the office for another 2 weeks, but basically you’ll need to link your new shapes to Grasshopper using the geometry input. I don’t remember if the shapes in the GH-file are made in GH or embedded geometry, but hopefully someone not 1600 km’s away from his/her computer can help you in the meantime.
Regards, Jakob

I understand, I will mess around trying to figure out how to do it. I’ll research about the things you suggested.
Thank you so much, you’ve helped me a lot.
I’m looking forward to learning grasshopper to interact with the community more.

I think now I have to venture into learning how to use grasshopper more, so I’ll start new questions another time in a different thread.