I am currently in the process of prototyping a terraced roof on a curved surface. Trying to keep my explanation as simple, my end goal is to produce something quite similar to this, only on a smaller scale:
I can’t seem to get my grid aligning evenly on a 45 degree angle like in the picture above. The current GH script I am currently using aligns the terrace blocks perfectly at 90 degrees (see image below)
Notice how perfect the alignment of the blocks are in the bottom right corner, this is something I am having issues trying to do. I am still quite new to GH (hence all the posts, which I do apologise about) and wasn’t to sure how to rotate in GH, as a result I rotated the surface in Rhino. The results were nothing like above, it was really messy.
The boxes just overlapped one another and it was just an eyesore. How can I solve this issue??
Once it’s complete, is there a way in GH to trim the excess part of the boxes that sits below the surface that is used as a guide. I tried to Boolean split it in Rhino, but it was next to impossible to go through and delete everything. Surely there is an easier way in GH to do this.
Thanks once again. Please do not hesitate to ask for further explanation if I haven’t made any sense.
You have started a duplicate thread and renamed the original one (where you got the code and image mentioned here) with the useless title “Solved thread”:
Each time you describe your objective, including in the PM you sent me, the details change in subtle but very significant ways. This is a classic example of how this forum is often less about explaining Grasshopper and more about teaching people how to think algorithmically.
Re-posting my code from yesterday here - no one will ever find it in a thread titled “Solved thread”. Think man!
Thank you for your help! There is one small issue with the end result however and i’m wondering if you know how to resolve it. Once the terrain grid is complete, my next step is to split it with the original surface as the original surface will act as the internal ceiling of the building. I will post an image of how I aim for it to look in the end below.
Btw: I wouldn’t mix a stepped Roof with a underlaying waffle structure. And yesterday you told me how important it is, the waffle can’t be simply extruded, because for your Renderings they can’t hang out of the Roof. How should that be possible with that fat boxes on the Roof?
This is the end goal for my design, I really like the concept of the terrain (box-like) roof wit the waffle structure below it. This concept is the inspiration of my design. Does it make sense as to what exactly I’m trying to do @tim.stark.
I’m trying to make everything parametric-related as accurate in rhino as possible because I aim to then import them into a revit file as i prefer how revit deals with documentation.