Sant Ivo - Dome from curves


(Ahmad Ali) #1

I am new to Grasshopper. I am trying to make Sant’Ivo alla sapienza. I have made it’s dome in Rhino, but as it is a complex surface, I thought maybe making it in Grasshopper would be easier.
Can anyone help? How do I connect the 2 curves making them into a dome? :slight_smile:

Thank you

sant’ivo alla sapienza (2.1 KB)
sant’ivo alla sapienza Rhino.3dm (533.7 KB)

(David S. Mavrov) #2

Although the curve is not very good. Don’t you need a smoother shape? (5.9 KB)

(David S. Mavrov) #3

I think the best result will come if you create a Loft then extrude the UV lines and then relax them into a catenary shape and rebuild the surface.

Or try creating catenray mesh with Kangaroo. I think this will give the best result.


missing (18.1 KB) (geometry is internalized, no need for Rhino file)

(Ahmad Ali) #5

Thank you so much, this was exactly what i have been trying to reach.


Looks like a bunt cake pan.


(Ahmad Ali) #7

Exactly what I thought when I started working with it, Hahaha