Hello fellow jewelers and maybe rendering enthusiasts,
I am proud to announce the first release of the RhineGem plug-in for Grasshopper:
A plug-in that can create gemstones from almost any curve. It detects kinks and takes them into consideration when distributing the facettes points. This can be useful when a client sends only a top view picture of a gem or you have the certificate only.
Angles can precisely be chosen and a info output helps you getting the right settings, if you need something more precise than the default settings.
The cuts are separated to crown and pavillion part, which allows to mix cuts to e.g. a ceylon cut.
actually possible to create: step cut, brilliant cut.
this means the following shapes are possible by combining with different shapes for fixed expressions: marquise cut, princess cut, emerald cut, brilliant cut, brilliant-like cut, ceylon cut, step cut
also cutters are available and a plane tool to make it as simple as possible to create the shapes and orient them towards a surface.
some preview pictures:
all the shapes above have been created with these couple of elements. except the mixed cut elements, thats just to show mixed cuts are possible.
This is my way of thanking the members of this forum, the great rhino dev team and many kind people having given some coding hints.
The plug-in is in the queue to be checked by a food4rhino admin and should be available on food4rhino.com soon
I am also about to code a ajour cutter function for pavés, I’ll include it here, once the code is a bit cleaner than it is now. still on dev.
Hope this may be helpful for some people