Join Chris Reilly for an in-depth discussion in this video Flexible anchor points, part of Grasshopper Essential Training.
- [Instructor] In the last video,…we roughed out a gridshell definition in Grasshopper…using the Kangaroo add-on.…We left off at a point where we need to anchor…the corners of the gridshell so they didn't float off…into space with our Z-axis force vector.…I'm working right from where we left off,…in the example file 006-gridshell.gh.…Now you might think to use a goal,…such as an anchor, which we looked at in a previous video,…to basically anchor the four corners of the mesh…to get those to kind of stay grounded,…like we saw in the example.…We can see what this looks like,…so from there we can take our mesh…and go up to the Mesh menu of Kangaroo two,…and grab this Mesh Corners component,…plug in our mesh,…get those corners.…
So the anchor component is going to take in…either a point or a set of points,…and it's going to try to constrain those to a target,…to another point in space,…and it's going to do that with a given strength.…So if we don't input any points,…it's just going to assume…that we want the points to stay in place.…
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