I revisited Ben’s Window Tutorial to figure out how exactly I am going to accomplish what I want. I want to create a hanging egg crate system that will diffuse and redirect light. Ultimately, I want to harness the sunlight and use it to create a “natural lamp”. In my trial, I only influenced one axis to twist, however, I am still researching what will be best for my situation.
Here are some updates on my process:
Light will be redirected left and right.
Above my bed.
Any suggestions on how to hang this thing?
So i wanted to create a system that would control the amount of light that comes in through my window. I was able to model it in grasshopper and then I tried to remap it onto my window surface and I’ve been led to a few stumps. I have pictures of what i’ve been wanting to do (the original model) and what happens when I try to do it with my window surface. What’s happening?
ORIGINAL GH MODEL Front View
ORIGINAL GH MODEL Side View
Aftermath of being referenced onto the window. The top row has a lot of layers and the surfaces will not loft like in the original model.
Instead of having modules interlocking structurally, i wanted to create a cubic system that would hold delicately folded paper modules and diffuse light to its specific folded direction, as seen in the draft.Drafts a2 a3
These are four examples of modules I am planning. They absorb light, either reflect or glow in a ninety degree angle towards the ceiling. I am planning on bending and folding mylar, with different layers for different levels of light.
I wanted to share the revisions I made to my chair. I am very excited that I have the ribs going vertical and all of the drivers are connected to each other!
The main area with the two large windows is my living room, and the space with the door and smaller window is the boundary between my bedroom and the living room. No sunlight enters my bedroom, so I will create a structure that can shine the sun from the window of the living room to the ceiling so that more light can bounce into my bedroom.
Here is the Window I am doing, a Skylight in my Room! (I just moved a week ago, so excuse the mess!)
It’s angled which is an interesting dynamic added to this project. The Black drapery stuff was left by the previous roommate.
I took Donna’s Advice and started to Draw my plan and elevation in Autocad. I only did plan and one elevation and used my sketch of my room to fill in the blanks. I am doing a skylight since my room has no wall windows AND the skylight is right above my bed, so it would be a really great way to integrate this project and real life problems and attempt to control the sunlight. Nature’s alarm clock woohoo!
Ok so, I am not sure exactly how to use the unites in RHINO. So i imported it 1:1 scale, however, I made a 7 feet line to check the scale and my imported files were too small. I had to scale them up using the reference line. Afterwards it was easy as pie.
Check it out:
IMPORTED CAD FILES FINSIHED ROOM WITH FURNITURE VIEW THROUGH SKYLIGHT
I modeled the chair in Rhino using image references, once I got the curves needed in place, I used network of curves, sweep, and surface from 3,4 curves to creat4e surfaces. Then I offset surfaces to give it a thickness and filleted necessary parts.
Then I used grasshopper to get the following results
Elongate base into a day bed
Control Angle of the base
GIF s are below click to play!
Bring in the cad file of your room. It’ll be easier to model the room in rhino from there. I separated the file into layers. (north, south, east west, etc.)
Use RemapCplane to orient the elevations. Select the lines (I.e. north elevation) in the Top view – “RemapCplane” – click into the viewport you want to set the elevation on (I.e. front view). Use Move tool to place the elevation where it should go.
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