Single curved surfaces, also known as developable surfaces, are extremely important to modelling in various fields like marine design, architecture, product design, and art works. They help reduce manufacturing costs and tooling, yet no other software allowed designers to use them in a straightforward way with a high degree of precision and control. Things changed! EvoluteTools D.LOFT enables users to create developable surfaces between arbitrary 3d curves with a push of a button, hassle free. An add-on for grasshopper is included.
Any pair of 3d curves or any quad mesh can be used as an input. The output can be a developable NURBS surface or mesh strip. Example results and a comparison to Rhino's built in developable loft can be seen in the downloadable file on the right.
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