Pulling corners without stretching


#1

Imagine a rug on the floor and you are pulling up one corner. The X & Y dimensions of the rug don’t change nor does the effective area. I’m looking for the tool or a way to do the same thing with a flat surface and pull at one of the corners without changing the area of the surface. Is there a way?

Michael


(John Brock) #2

Bend comes pretty close.
The start and end of the “Spine” are where you want the bending to take place.


#3

Thanks John. I’ve been playing with that a bit and finding it a little awkward. I’ll keep at it.


(Pascal Golay) #4

Hi MIchael- surfaces are not very good at this- maintaining area- they are just too rubbery and stretchy. Most tools that do this type of thing accurately work with meshes.

http://wiki.mcneel.com/labs/clothsimulation

On the Windows side of things, Grasshopper and the Kangaroo plug-in would be useful to check out for this.

-Pascal


#5

Thanks Pascal. Nice simulations.

Sounds like those plug-ins are a ways out for OSX.

Michael