Rhino and Grasshopper offer many methods to create complex geometry. Rather than look at every single method, in this video, focus on one of the more common ways of forming surface—lofting.
- [Narrator] We now have two surfaces,…one from the grid we created earlier,…and the other has been scaled, moved, and rotated…from the original.…One way to use these two forms to create what could be…a frame is by lofting the two surface boundaries,…creating a unique form for each frame.…Let's give this a try by learning how to loft in Python.…As we'll be lofting the two panels that we created…in the last Python component we'll add our code into here.…
So let's double click to open that up.…To determine how to create a loft let's have a look…at the Rhino Common Documentation online…as we have in previous videos.…We're going to help, help for Rhino Script Syntax,…and then API,…Rhino Common, and in the top right let's search for loft.…Cool, so it looks like there's a few ways to loft…from the Brep class.…
Let's select Brep.CreateFromLoft.…This looks exactly like what we need.…It creates a loft based on a set of curves…which we can extract from our surfaces.…Next we need a loft type object.…The loft type is the type of object known as an enumeration…
- Python components
- Accessing the Rhino API
- Python programming basics
- Importing modules and libraries
- Grasshopper workflows
- Evaluating surfaces
- Creating and splitting surfaces
- Transforming geometry
- Baking geometry from Python into Rhino
- Adding text objects
- Exporting rendered frames for animation
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Working with Python
2. Python Basics
3. Importing Modules and Libraries
4. Grasshopper Workflows
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