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Ruled Surfaces with Silkworm

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Some tests done with Silkworm based on parametric line geometries generated with a simple  grasshopper definition. The principle is to create a solid structural outer shell which supports inner lines that span between different points of the perimeter. The inner lines define a ruled surface while the outer shell is a prism with an n-sided polygonal base.

Grasshopper Script 01

 Use the definition above to generate uniform ruled surfaces:

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Grasshopper Script 02

 For more customization options and to get non-symmetrical shapes, the definition above can be used:

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And more examples below using the same technique, printed on a Mendel Max 3d printer in PLA :

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3 thoughts on “Ruled Surfaces with Silkworm

  1. Is there a way to create an inner shell and an outer shell and have the inner ruled surface work between the two? I’m trying to figure out how to do that with the filler component, but it only seems to work on the bottom plane of the brep and not the entire volume.

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