Can anyone tell me why when I draw a curve or any line it is not visible in the viewport? I am drawing it correctly so that is not the case. I have tried drawing it in different layers and changed the background color but that doesn’t solve the problem. It might be a setting that I accidently activated. It’s probably a quick fix. Please help
The bench is modeled after the profile of a treble clef symbol. The bench height varies in relationship to the human body and offers a few different seating accomodations. It is made out of tubular steel and steel rods. The main drivers include: the depth of the extension the bench runs along one axis, the different thicknesses of the bench along its curve based on the graphmapper properties or a the manipulation of a rhino drawn curve (along with its inputted bounds), and other drivers such as depth of the seat, radius of the steel tubes and rods, and number of rods.
Sitscape is a seating system that the architecture firm, Hackenbroich Architects, designed to accommodate various relaxed positions. First, I had to analyze the object and locate the transition points within the form and create those specific section geometries with Curves. After building several curve geometries, I created interpolation points that ran across all the sections. I then used a NetworkSurface, referencing the interpolation guide points and selecting all the curves, in order to create the solid form. Next, I created contour lines @ 2.5” spacing and deleted the form, leaving me with several curves.
I needed to make each curve a solid panel with a void at its center. In order to do this, I had to offset each curve on the same plan, create a planar surface, and extrude it to create the .25” thick panel. Next, I made steel rods that are holding the panels together by creating a solid cylinder and pushing or pulling the face in relation to the panels.
Next, I saved it as a 3ds file and imported it into 3ds Max. I added materials such as a white matte and brushed steel to the panels and metal rods, respectively. I added lights and rendered the scene. The image above is a side by side comparison of the rendered image (top) and the photo of the object (bottom). I’ve also included a perspective line drawing.
Sitscape by Hackenbroich Architects is the object I plan to model for the variable section geometry assignment. It is a seating system that offers the sitter to sit in various positions. The design is based on seven relaxed positions and the smooth transformations between them.
The following shows the process I took for modeling this object in Rhino. I created the geometry at each section cut and lofted them. This is my first pass at modeling this object in Rhino. More to come soon…