Hi there, I am new to Rhino and am recreating SANAA’s Serpentine Pavilion. I have modelled the poles in their positions and tried to make the heights as accurate as possible but am struggling to figure out how I can now make a sheet/surface (as seen above) that will conform to the heights and sit atop it like the real pavilion does.
(as seen below)
I Duplicated the face border of the top of your poles to get circles. Then input those into Grasshopper and got the center of the circle and extracted points from it. Used “Patch” with a value of 1, 10, 10 & 1. The trimmed the surface from the top view with the border of your flat surface. Here is the result.
Since you haven’t used GH it can be pretty daunting. But it’s powerful.
To make this simple definition without doing much research you can double click on the canvas of grasshopper to bring up a bar to type in. Type “Curve”, “Area”, “Point” individually to bring up those components .
Right click on curve and “set Multiple Curves” then select curves in your Rhino window (You may not have to duplicate the edge as I did).
Left click & drag from the right side of a component to the left side of the one you want to connect to.
Once you have that you can right click on “Point” and click “bake” to create geometry in Rhino.