Computational Couture


We learned the basic functions of Grashopper and how it cooperates with Rhino. I think it is a great and easier way to create models in Rhino. When I first worked with Grasshopper I only created a really basic model. Playing around with Grasshopper really helped me to get to know the program and helped me to see what could be created with it.

img_6659.jpgbildschirmfoto_2017-11-06_um_18.36.12.jpgThe last step when creating your model is to “bake“ it. All the elements you created become a solid surface.
After doing that you export your Rhino file. It is important to use “stl“ for the format!
Next Step is to import this file into Cura. Where we prepare the settings for the 3D printer. In this case I worked with the “Ultimaker 2 +“ with a nozzle of 0.6 mm. This way I was able to correct the size of my model. I decided to make it a little bigger and exported the file on a SD Card.
Cura calculated a printing time of ca 2 1/2 hours.



For preparing the 3D printer I fixed flexible fabric onto the printing area and checked whether enough colour would be available for the print.
I was surprised to see how easy it is to do a 3D print. Grasshopper itself really helps creating models, especially when it comes to creating complex models.