Joint work with Erik Demaine, Riccardo Foschi, Robby Kraft, Rupert Maleczek and Tomohiro Tachi.
Lotus is a Grasshopper component for the design of developable surfaces and the construction of curved creases that connect developable surfaces with cylinders and cones. It is an implementation of the mathematical foundation that is presented in this paper.
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The SlidingDevelopable component allows the user to bend a planar patch with rigid rulings such that one curved boundary remains in the base plane.
The PatchToCylCone components construct creases between a given developable surface and a cylinder or a cone which are specified by two points on the crease curve and the 3D ruling direction or cone apex.
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Time lapse of the reconstruction of the folded Vesica Piscis