I created the interwoven 3D patterns in August 2017, as part of the upcoming training course on parametric/procedural design with Rhino and Grasshopper, and the project was originally published on my personal Behance page.
The patterns are based on a single Grasshopper definition. Each pattern consists of three separate elements which are interwoven among each other.
Different shapes can be created by using a small set of dimensional parameters. I also included the possibility of varying some of them along the grid using for example attractor points pr applying variation curves with Graph Mappers.
The patterns are tileable, and can by applied to arbitrary surfaces using a Morph operation. It is also possible to create closed loops without any open border on one of the (U,V) directions.
It would be very interesting to use this shapes for semi-flexible objects, and to produce them in real world using 3D printing - which will be the next step in this research project.
The images were rendered using Modo, my rendering engine of choice before I switched to Blender's Cycles.
I would like to learn from you advanced Grasshopper Parametric Modeling in Rhino like the ones on your website.
Do you have courses ?? Kindly let me know how I can learn from you.
thank you for the comment and the enquiry, I’m sending you a direct email.
Do you have an online course or something? I would really like if you could help me learn this.
Hi Mohamed, thank you for the interest. I have sent you a direct email.
Hello Marco, Like Sunil I would be very interrested to follow tutoriales/courses from yours on GH/Rhino.
Can you share the link with me as well.
Hello Vincent, thank you – I sent you an email with more information.
Hi, Marco. I`m a product designer in Japan and wish to practice more about Parametric Modeling in Rhino/GH.
I would really like if you share the link with me as well. Thank you very much.
Hi Tuinn, thank you for the interest. I sent you an email and I’ll keep you posted about future courses and updates.
Would love to follow an online tutorial if you have any. I’m new to Grasshopper and I really love Erwin Hauer’s work. Would like to create my own someday. Please send me an email.
Hi Sarang, thanks for stopping by – I’ll keep you updated – and I have sent you an email.
Hi, I’d love to see how you did that? Is there anyway you can share with me a tutorial of some sort?
My example from 2010: https://www.grasshopper3d.com/photo/transforming-wall
Hi George, sorry for the late reply. The definition is quite old and should be cleaned before it can be shared for a tutorial or a “making of” – but anyway, this is something I plan to do soon…
Hello Marco! Do you have any course?
Hi Vasile, thanks for the interest.
I’m working on a course on 3D Pattern Design – I will let you know when it is ready – and there will be soon a new webinar after the one with Car Body Design (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlsjG5TEWc0).
For the moment I’m offering individual training sessions through Skype (more detail here: https://www.marcotraverso.it/grasshopper-individual-online-courses/), if you are interested or have any question please feel free to contact me directly at marco AT marcotraverso.it.
Hi Stuart, thanks for the comment and the link! I’m pretty sure I ran into your work more than once in the past on Pinterest but didn’t know the author. I checked the original definition you linked and it uses a different approach, quite elegant.
In my definition I have worked directly with meshes, which is bit more cumbersome: the good thing is that it is possible to have smooth shapes and edges through the Catmull-Clark subdivision.
By the way, congratulations on the great works you have on http://www.stuartfingerhut.com/ !