Brick Pattern
(by shaghayegh.r)
This is the first release of my plug-in to simulate the patterning in 3-D space, making the user able to develop the brick arrangement on a free-form
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This is the first release of my plug-in to simulate the patterning in 3-D space, making the user able to develop the brick arrangement on a free-form surfaces.

This utility for Brick Pattern exposes ten commands:

·         Brick Dimensions: Specifies the dimensions of the brick

·         New Brick: Creates a new brick at a desired point of a selected surface

·         Move Brick:  Displaces the brick on the surface

·         Rotate Brick: Rotates the brick around the Yaw axis

·         Special Bricks: Enables the user to elaborate the bricks 

·         Smart line: Creates a line of bricks interactively

·         Smart Stain: Helps the users to lay n bricks in desired arrangement

·         Brick Line: Creates a line of bricks automatically

·         Stretcher Bond: covers a portion of the surface with n bricks, arranged in stretcher bond

·         Herringbone: covers a portion of the surface with n bricks, arranged in herringbone bond

 

I have tested this project, but it is the first release and it might contain still bugs. Please use it "as is", it does not come with warranties. I spent a lot of time developing the logic and implementing it, please give credit where credit is due. 

To install:

Copy the folder “Brick Pattern”, keeping the original name to drive C (the root of C)
Drag both of the files; “Brick Pattern.rhp” and “Brick pattern.rui” to Rhinoceros®

If there are problems with the installation, try to first unblock the file Brick Pattern.rhp as described here: http://wiki.mcneel.com/rhino/unblockplugin

How to start:

After installing the plug-in, at first please run the “Brick Dimensions” command and input your desired dimensions, the other commands should function subsequently.

This command requires a curved surface to lay the bricks over. 

Shaghayegh Rajabzadeh

 

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