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Evolute Tools for Rhino



Evolute Tools for Rhino


Evolute Tools for Rhino

Evolute Tools for Rhino provide access to
powerful paneling and planarisation tools for
freeform surfaces with a user friendly interface. There are two plug-ins for Rhino available: the free EvoluteTools LITE and the fully featured EvoluteTools PRO.



Evolute Tools for Rhino


EvoluteTools LITE
is a free Rhino plugin
allowing intuitive design of panelisations using
multi-resolution mesh modeling and mesh
optimisation.

Meshes can be optimized for closeness to a
reference surface, fairness (smoothness) of its
polylines and several other goals. No strings
attached: unlimited mesh size, no cost and no
patents.

Features

• Multi-resolution mesh modeling.
• Global and local subdivision rules.
• Specification of vertices as
anchor/corner points.
• Mesh editing tools
• Mesh optimization for:

• • • • closeness to reference surfaces
• • • • fairness
• • • • sphere packings

• Hybrid meshes (mixtures of triangles,
quads, pentagons, hexagons, ...).
• Modeling and optimization of N-gon
meshes (PolyMeshes).
• analysis modes:

• • •• closeness to a reference object
• • •• planarity of panels
• • •• edge length distribution

Download EvoluteTools LITE


Evolute Tools for Rhino




 


Evolute Tools for Rhino


EvoluteTools PRO

Proven rationalization tools for complex
geometries in buildings and beyond.

EvoluteTools PRO is an advanced Rhino plug
in providing access to powerful paneling and
planarisation tools for freeform surfaces with a
user friendly interface. Established computational
tools from Evolute's core software library as well
as ground breaking technology from our cutting
edge research results provide you with
functionality not offered by any other system.

Feature Highlights:


Designing Panel Layouts

EvoluteTools
PRO enables intuitive modeling
of panelisations using multi-resolution mesh
modeling and mesh optimisations.
The tool allows you to use any reference
geometry and build upon it a panel layout
according to your specific constraints within
minutes.

Evolute Tools for Rhino

Fitting Mesh Vertices to Planes & Curves

EvoluteTools PRO allows optimising a panel
layout towards requirements often occurring in
practice. Sets of mesh vertices (usually those
in a polyline) can be fit to planes, for example
to align them with the floor levels of a building.
Additionally, vertices can also be fit to user-
defined curves.

EvoluteTools for Rhino

Optimising for Planar Panels

When it comes to realizing a freeform surface,
the cost of the panels themselves is usually one
of the most important cost factors. Regardless if
the material is glass, concrete, or metal: curved
panels are generally much more expensive to
produce and present all sorts of challenges.

EvoluteTools PRO for Rhino lets you optimise
a panel layout globally for the planarity of its
panels - while keeping all your other requirements in place.

RhinoScript interface

The EvoluteTools PRO Scripting Interface is
an effort to make as much as possible of the
core functionality accessible for automation
using RhinoScript. As many of EvoluteTools'
features involve handling individual vertices,
edges and faces of a mesh or groups of such
elements, there is an apparent need for an
efficient way of identifying, accessing and
navigating between those elements. This
functionality facilitates the export of mesh data
for custom analysis or processing and enables
flexible generation of structure layouts upon an
optimized mesh.