Optimize your Karamba model and view structural feedback and form finding live on your device with Fologram. You can synchronize any parameters to your device and interactively update them for real-time feedback. If you’re an engineer familiar with Karamba or a grasshopper enthusiast, this example is a great gateway to viewing structural optimization live in AR on your device
Karamba is a powerful structural analysis plugin for grasshopper. Structural optimizations in Karamba usually live in a spaghetti mess of grasshopper wires, however this example helps you simplify the pipeline for other users in augmented reality. Give other users control over the parameters you want them to change, and discuss structural optimization together live on multiple devices.
This example takes a simple mesh plane, and turns its edges into structural beams with point supports at specified locations. Forces are applied to the model and a deformation analysis is performed as a form-finding exercise to create a shell-like canopy structure. Colour serves as feedback to the performance of the canopy through Karamba’s Beam View analysis. Fologram gives the user control over any parameter in the simulation, including beam size, canopy resolution, displacement of each member and the scale of the model in AR.
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