Here’s an ol’ chestnut. Back in the days when I was in school and the weight of the world hadn’t smashed all my dreams, I wrote this rhinoscript lasernotching code. It was one of my first so please don’t judge me on it–I’m a jedi-god with RVB now, but back then, it was just something interesting.
Some backstory…I was in Marcelo Spina’s studio, and I was working on rationalizing a surface that was something like a klein bottle. Except better. Klein bottles suck, but I digress. I wanted to rationalize a single surface that had a portion that intersected itself. These would be broken into strips that wrapped the surface and had curved intersections. This code I developed was to notch out those strips and create a model with continuous geometry.
Strangely, Tobias Nolte looked at the code and proclaimed it was a egg-crate lasernotching code. If I made it for the most extreme situation, he recognized that it would work for the standard egg-crate. So it began. For years, people used this code to do tens-of-thousands of notches on architectural models that took so long to build it was almost not feasible. But who cares–we are scripting. Scripting is the panacea.
It’s on my 0001d Blast Rhinoscript page, located here.