8. COMPUTATIONAL COUTURE¶
For this assignment I was inspired by the bodily curves.
My idea, based on these images, was to create a fabric resulting of the printing of a pattern on top of an extremely stretched fabric and obtain the idea of the body curves through the union of both.
Eugenio Betucchi was this year's Fabricademy Grasshopper tutor, and he couldn't have been a better teacher! Thank you!! You can find his tutorials via this link
Led by him we did a few exercises in order to get acquainted with Grasshopper:
Day 01, general experimentations:
On the second day we were able to deepen ourselves a bit more in the program's possibilities...
Day 02, exercises
On our third day of Grasshopper we did even more progress...
We learned how to simulated the wrapping of a flat pattern on a body or any other shape.
First Test: Eurecat Canet de Mar¶
This printer is great for 3D printing on fabric as it actually has the ability of print in a continuous motion, which means that it's base keeps rolling the fabric forward and the printing surface is thus very long.
In order to print my project, however this motion was not necessary as my print is a punctual one. But I did try it out as a first test for my basic structure:
Second Test: Monday back at the Fab Lab¶
The result was still not what I piuctured as my plan was to generate a texture via printing on stretched fabric and once I took it off having it come back all wrinkled in betwen the 3D printed lines.
This is how to set up the printer: You place the fabric down stretched and test the temperature until the material comes out.
This test allowed me to have it clearer in my mind that in fact if I were to stretch out the fabric to print upon it that would in fact lead me to a very different result than my objective, It would lead me to a curvy, pushed together version of my pattern.
Third Test: After rethinking structures¶
On this third test the objective was to achieve a better structure considering my inspiration and my objective. From the begging of my designing/testing period my idea was to create a structure over fabric that behaved a bit like a hand that is widely openon top of a fabric and then folds back inside, with extra fabric between the fingers:
While designing this I was trying also to think of the way in which I would manipulate my fabric in the printer.
Material Used, same as test 2:
Cura Settings used:
Computer Programs Used in this assignment:¶
- Grasshopper Forums
- Food 4 Rhino
- Parametric House *Suggested by @loes.bogers, thank you!
- Fabricflation *Thank you Aldo!
- Morph+ * Thank you Anastasia!
- Auxetic Calculator
- Robots in Gastronomy
- Iris Van Herpen
- Neri Oxman
- Studio Bitonti
- Fergal Coulter
- Kayser Works
- Algorithmic Couture Alpha
- Parametric House Grasshopper Tutorials
- Parametric House Cloth Simulation