Sure! I did not yet set it up in Kangaroo so I have nothing to show, so I will just tell you about the functions I found that could do the job (I was a bit enthusiastic when I mentioned a “tool just for that”).
If you don’t know it, Kangaroo is a plugin which adds more tools in Grasshopper, which is itself a plugin for Rhino. To panellize something, I would :
- Roughly map the desired pattern over the surface using a strategy like what you described (fit pattern on a square, then meshing the target geometry with square cells, then fitting the square pattern in each square cell).
- Use the following functions from Kangaroo (V2): “ClampAngle”, “ClampLength”, “Planarize”, and “OnMesh”. The two first ones allow you to control angles and edge length in your mapped patterns, in other words the global shape of your tiles. It evens everything out. The third one flattens each tile as much as possible, and the fourth one keeps the tiles on the geometry to put the tiles on.
I did not use this approach yet, this part of the project is now in stand by.
Thank you Rajaa, it’s also a very good option to map on our surfaces. Especially since it works on spheres too, which was always a critical shape for some panelling methods I found.
Thank you Will, what a small world Amazing! An architect we know just guessed how it was made based on his experience. I am very interested in the method you described, thank you for sharing some information about it. I will definitely dive into the paper.
Thank you everyone for your kind help, it’s very much appreciated! I can update you with methods and results when we get back to those tiles.