Minimal surface Plugin will generate minimal surfaces as surface or mesh for 2 or 4 sided boundaries. The plugin also contains a Mesh Relax component with anchors to relax a mesh.
To Use :
The plug-in will create a new feature name “MinimalSurface”. There are two update methods
After the surface is created you can access the surface in two ways
you can also access a 2D array of DPoint3d’s that makeup the surface (good for creating a polygon representation)
Please note that when in a new feature dialog .bsplineSurface and .dpoint3d will not show up in the dropdown list. They do show up in a script transaction. This has to do with how GC builds the list for feature properties.
To use :
1. Set the “I” value to 0 to have the optimal solution generated. This option is very slow due to the amount of time rhino takes to calculate surface area.
2. You can now pass multiple curves into U0, U1, V0, and V1. This allows the solution to maintain the creases (or knots)