RhinoCentre offers this free resource to generate a fair ship hull in little time and be able to edit the shape of it easily. The example hull type contains a bulbous bow and a pram shape aft body. Most other ship types are also possible.
The scripts are explained and published in a blog article on the Rhinoceros Report blog.
Extra functionalities of the script are:
- Real time hydrostatics: Volumetric Displacement and Center of Buoyancy
- Real time lines plan
- Curvature graph of Stations/Waterlines/Buttocks
The download ZIP file offers two ways to generate the ship hull:
- Fully parametric with the Grasshopper defintion "01 RapidHullFullyParametric".
- Partly paramteric needs both the Grasshopper definition "02 RapidHullPartlyParametric" as well as Rhino loft curves from the Rhino file "02 RapidHullPartlyParametric" to generate a fair ship hull.
Please review this script down below and write us your comments, idea's, improvements and results.
Gerard Petersen (naval achitect)