[Sketch] - Graphhopper

Type Graphic Design
Location Portfolio Hardcopy
Size 21 x 24 cm
Stage In Progress
Date 9th semester

Text Some experimental studies within the fields of graphic and cover design using Grasshopper for Rhino. The hardcover paperback is perforated with a laser cutted pattern created in GH. The simple sketch consists of three lines creating the surface modulation, a subdivision logic and an attractor for size differentiation. First try work in progress.


Stephen at: October 26, 2011 at 9:49 AM said...

its really nice, did you use fucking paper, vinyl or card in the laser cutter?

a-ngine at: October 27, 2011 at 3:04 AM said...

Hey Stephen. Yeah if I remember correctly I was using thick paper for the booklet. Something around 350g. The only thing is that you have to deal with burned edges which I tackled with double layered paper (and simply used the upper one). Vinyl might be a better solution though. Gimme a shout about your results.

Jean at: November 3, 2011 at 5:08 PM said...

hey, first of all love the script, great idea for a cover.
I'm new to grasshopper so am trying to get practice recreating scripts.
I'm getting a warning on the last four crvs 'the degree must be less thn the number of control-points' i know its off bc i see 1800 values going in only 600 out to the graft.
any ideas on how to resolve this?

a-ngine at: November 9, 2011 at 3:25 AM said...

Jean, I don't really have time to check intensively right now. You most probably already realized that the definition is rather old and some functionality got superseded by newer versions of GH. However, the main principle workflow stays the same: equally/unequally subdivide your surface, get the vertices and midpoints, connect them according to your desired pattern language.

You probably stumbled across incoherent data structures. Simply make sure the midpoints are stored in the same manner like the vertices (use pathmapper if necessary).

Hope that helps,

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