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Thanks for sharing the precedent research. There is a very broad range of approaches here, which of these do you think will be more suited to mixed reality fabrication?
The weaving technique is a good one. We’ve done a small amount of work with woven bamboo ourselves and have tried both showing the specific locations of every individual bamboo part as well as just showing a nurbs surface in Rhino describing the design intent. e.g.
Generally speaking it is very difficult to maintain alignment between the hologram of where the bamboo should be and where the material actually is. This can end up making the hologram really difficult to work with because it takes a lot of effort to work out whether or not a piece of bamboo is yet to be added to the structure, or whether it has just moved during fabrication. The challenge becomes ensuring the structure is as rigid as possible during fabrication to prevent existing pieces moving out of alignment with the hologram. This is a significant design challenge in itself!
A good way to over come this is to combine several techniques. You might explicitly show the exact shape of the bamboo when it needs to form a joint with a neighbouring part, and only show the surface or silhouette of the structure in between. If the weaving pattern is important to the design, you might describe this as a vector field showing the direction of the weaving pattern without needing to model and render each individual bamboo piece.