Hello, beginner user here (not familiar with python or grasshopper but willing to learn it if I need to.)
I’m looking to stack these amphoras of different sizes, starting with a layer of alternating rounded amphoras standing upright followed by a layer of narrower amphoras stacked on their side inbetween the necks of the layer below.
It’s a fresh hell trying to do it by hand. What’s the better way? If it’s a macro or grasshopper, please give as much detail as you can so I can look up all the commands and terminology.
if the objects and stacking are uniform, you can do this once the hard way and then repeat the group of 5 or 6 (two horizontals) as needed.
Yeah, it was working well when it was uniform but with the mixed stacking it’s become a matter of moving the object a tenth of a millimetre of a time in order to find three points of contact on the one below, and I was hoping there was a faster option.
This is good reason to make interactive Clash command. If we could see the clearance while moving the amphoras, we could stack them easily.
I currently live and die by the Clash function. Without it, I’d be lost. But moving it a hair’s breadth and checking clash and repeating just feels inefficient.
Solid collisions and gravity is something that you can do with Bongo 3 but you need to have a Bongo 2 license to be able to use the WIP. You could try doing it with Kangaroo, but based on this comment, that is tricky and might not be stable -