Turn arc into orthogonal lines

Hi All,

I’ve been stuck on this question for a few days.

I’ve been trying to build a script that turns a curve into a series of orthogonal lines which represent that curve. I’ve sketched up what I want to end up with in Rhino.

I’ve tried doing this by building a grid of points that sit on the same plane as the arc, and then selecting the nearest points. But this doesnt quite work. Keen to hear your ideas.

20020_MASSING.3dm (4.5 MB) Stepback pattern.gh (15.3 KB)

One more thing. I need fixed distances along each orthogonal line

See screenshot

You will need some tree manipulation if you are applying to the buildings.
Stepback pattern.gh (22.2 KB)

Try this with 3 possibilities

squares.gh (17 KB)

Thankyou both,

This worked perfectly.

I’ve updated the script so that it traces the shape of a 3d geometry. Pretty cool way to form up your towers.

See attached20020_MASSING.3dm|attachment (10.0 MB) Stepback pattern_2.gh (28.7 KB)