NURBS, the parametric representation of curvy geometry, is at the core of Rhino's capabilities. Likewise, some of the most powerful features of Grasshopper leverage Rhino's NURBS tools. This video uses surface sampling to illustrate the concept of UVW space, the curves space generated by a NURBS surface, with an example of how that can be used to create parametric geometry.
- [Instructor] The exercise file for this video … uses a Grasshopper plugin called MeshEdit, … which you can download on the food4Rhino website … at this link. … food4Rhino is a great place … to find and download tools that extend Rhino. … But you do need to login … or register with an email address to access. … Once you are logged in, … download MeshEdit Tools version two. … This will save to a ZIP folder on your computer. … Some computers will block the downloaded files by default. … To check, right-click on the ZIP and select Properties, … then check the Unblock button on the bottom. … Now you can unzip and move the MeshEdit folder … to the Grasshopper components folder. … You can find that folder in Grasshopper … by selecting File, Special Folders, Components Folder. … When you restart Grasshopper, … you should now find and load the MeshEdit Tools plugin. … I have my exercise file open already. … In this view, … I'm going to demonstrate mapping three-dimensional geometry … into the UVW space created by NURBS surface. …
Note: Because this is an ongoing series, viewers will not receive a certificate of completion.