RhinoResurf (V2.1) NURBS surface reverse engineering for Rhino
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RhinoResurf for Rhino is a reverse engineering plug-in for Rhinoceros® 4.0 and 5.0 (32-bit and 64-bit). This plug-in gives Rhino the ability t
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RhinoResurf for Rhino is a reverse engineering plug-in for Rhinoceros® 4.0 and 5.0 (32-bit and 64-bit). This plug-in gives Rhino the ability to reconstruct the geometry of an object from a mesh or point cloud which describes it.

RhinoResurf for Rhino can drape a surface over a point cloud with specified tolerance. Draping a surface is similar to laying a piece of cloth over an object. The surface is deformed to take the shape of the object along the drape direction. The drape direction is calculated automatically. Command: RsPoints2Surf

RhinoResurf for Rhino can create multiple NURBS patches from mesh automatically. Command:RsAutoNurbs.

RhinoResurf for Rhino can model free-form NURBS surfaces from polygon mesh or lines. The NURBS patches reach exact G1 continuity on transition boundary.  Command: RsFaceFromPolygon or RsFaceFromLines.

RhinoResurf for Rhino can create symmetric plane on mesh or point cloud model. Command:RsSymmetricPlane

RhinoResurf for Rhino can convert an open mesh model to a single NURB surface with specified tolerance. The mesh is allowed to have interior holes in the model. Command: RsMesh2Surf

RhinoResurf for Rhino can convert sub-mesh in an open mesh to a single NURB surface with specified tolerance. User selects a mesh, and defines a sub-mesh by drawing closed lines on the selected mesh. Then just click right-mouse button, the sub-mesh will be converted to a NURB surface. Command: RsMesh2Surf

RhinoResurf for Rhino can convert an open or closed mesh to multiple NURB surfaces. User selects a mesh, and defines a curve network by drawing lines on the selected mesh. Then just click one or two buttons, the selected mesh will be converted to multiple NURB surfaces with specified tolerance. The transition between any two NURBS surface patches reaches G1 continuity. Command: RsMesh2Surfs

RhinoResurf for Rhino can merge several meshes into one mesh body. Command: RsMergeMeshs

RhinoResurf for Rhino can unfold a 3D mesh/surface to be 2D mesh/surface. Command:RsrMeshFlatten or RsrSurfaceFlatten

RhinoResurf for Rhino can morph surface(s) from ome mesh to another new mesh and fit the new mesh accurately. Command:RsSurfacemap

RhinoResurf for Rhino can help user fill mesh holes with triangle elements. Command: RsFillMeshholes

RhinoResurf for Rhino can create free-form surface by editting mesh dynamically. Commands:RsVertexEdit(move vertex to edit mesh and surface);RsEdgeEdit(move edge to edit mesh and surface);RsFaceEdit(move face to edit mesh and surface);RsExtrudeFaceOnMesh(extrude face to edit mesh and create new surfaces);RsScaleFaceOnMesh(sacle face on mesh and the related surface is scaled too);RsRotateFaceOnMesh(rotate face on mesh and the related surface is rotated too).

RhinoResurf for Rhino is designed to be extremely user friendly and easy to understand. You load it manually at the first time and it automatically loads itself into the Rhino environment later. Once loaded it adds new commands to Rhino's existing commands and a new submenu called "RhinoResurf" to the Rhino menu containing these newly added commands.

To load RhinoResurf for Rhino into Rhino please follow the steps listed below:

(1) Start Rhino 4.0 or Rhino 5 (64-bit).

(2) Type "Options" at the command prompt and press "Enter"

(3) A dialog box will appear, choose “Rhino Options->Plug-ins”, Click the "Install" button.

(4) Browse for the plug-in file (typically "C:\Program Files\Rhinoceros 4.0\Plug-ins\RhinoResurf\RhinoResurf1_1.rhp” for 32-bit and "C:\Program Files\Rhinoceros 5(64-bit)\Plug-ins\RhinoResurf\RhinoResurf_x64.rhp" for 64-bit) for your version of Rhino in the RhinoResurf for Rhino installation folder.

(5) Click the "Open" button.

(6) Click the "Close" button.

 

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