Thursday, June 21, 2012

Geometrically Interpolated Curve Reincarnation

Congratulations to us all! Two most ancient scripts (pnts2mesh.rb and crvsmth.rb) were successfully or you may even say 'smoothly' adapted into new 'LSS Toolbar' infrastructure. The most significant side effect (positive one) of Geometrically Interpolated Curve script adaptation is that it caused creation of interaction pattern, which is also suitable for 3D surface interactive drawing as it turned out.
No more words, just demo video:

Um, few more words...
The second important thing is that all geometry stuff related to 'LSS Toolbar' tends to behave in a more interconnected manner (changes of one 'LSS Toolbar Object' cause instant refresh of other linked object(s) and that causes significantly more smooth user experience in turn, you can trust me as I'm an active user too, sometimes even hyperactive).

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Inverted Sierpinski Carpet in Sketchup

The interesting thing about Sierpinski Carpet is that its area technically equals 0...
Does it mean, that cumulative area of its holes equals the area of whole carpet within its boundaries or what?...
And it is actually not the only mystical mind-bending property of this purely theoretical shape. The other thing (I bet you will enjoy it too) is that, as crazy as it sounds, the Sierpinski Carpet is supposed to have a fractional dimension of 1.89. Yes it doesn't occupy two dimensions. Or one... It manages to exist in fractional dimensions.
Anyway here is a little tutorial, which shows how to draw 3, 4, 5 iterations of 'inverted' Sierpinski Carpet in Sketchup. The term 'inverted' means that its holes are processed instead of its 'non-hole' part.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

First Version of 'Make Recursive...' Tool Complete!

I'm proud to announce, that this 'brain damaging' (for implementation) tool is ready. So now it's time to get back to adaptation of old tools ('Blend', 'Points to Mesh', 'Control Points', 'Geometrically Smoothed Curve', 'Stick Groups to Mesh').
The above video shows how to use 'Make Recursive...' tool and gives some theoretical explanations about how it works.
Here is a link to download this stage of 'LSS Toolbar':
This is 'pre-alpha' version (use it on your own risk).