behind the scenes
We released a new version of EvoluteTools D.LOFT, including useful new features, please find a summary in the following.
1. A new graphical user interface gives much better control of the optimization process.
2. We added a possibility to force alignment of rulings with curve extremities.
3. We added a new command allowing the user to control the number of surface control points. This enables developable lofting within a tolerance zone around your input curves.
4. D.LOFT now accepts an arbitrary number of input curves and will sort them automatically.
Customers will automatically receive a download link to the update on next use of the D.LOFT. The updated evaluation version can be downloaded from here. Ask questions and get answers about EvoluteTools D.LOFT in our forum.
just in time for the holiday season, we are happy to present EvoluteTools T.MAP beta, a plugin providing mixed integer parametrization for Rhino.
– map textures with minimum distortion
– use quadrangular or triangular textures
– extract level set curves of parametrization, e.g. for remeshing using triangles or quads
– align parametrization with user-guided curves or principal curvature directions
To give you an idea of what it does here’s a few quick examples:
Input mesh / Quad pattern / Triangular pattern
Pattern (strongly) influenced by mesh curvature
Ease of use
EvoluteTools T.MAP consists of a single command with only a few simple options to give you access to powerful mixed integer parametrization without a steep learning curve. In fact, a basic parametrization can be achieved by a single click and within a few seconds time (provided your input mesh size is reasonably sized – otherwise it might take a little longer).
Currently the input must be a mesh, but this will soon be extended to surfaces and polysurfaces.
Licensing and support
EvoluteTools T.MAP is currently delivered free of charge as a public beta. It will be released commercially at a later stage, at which point beta evaluation licenses will cease.
We encourage you to download EvoluteTools T.MAP beta here and use it freely and without restrictions throughout our public beta phase. We rely on your feedback, feature requests, bug reports, and questions here in the forum to make T.MAP a great, stable and useful product – so don’t hold back with your thoughts.
Single user educational licenses of EvoluteTools are now available for students and teachers! http://t.co/X2ipqeNXZb
We thank everyone who participated in our survey on EvoluteTools. The D.LOFT license winners were contacted via email. Please check your inboxes (and spam)!
Win an EvoluteTools D.LOFT license by filling out our 2 minute survey, good luck ! http://t.co/8SBvxUztef
Survey will be closed on the 2nd of April 2014, 12:00 GMT. Winners will be announced later during the day.
EvoluteTools D.LOFT just released ! The introduction video on the functionality of our new and affordable Rhino is available below. EvoluteTools D.LOFT enables users to create developable surfaces between arbitrary 3d curves with a push of a button, hassle free.
Some of our videos are now available on the Chinese YouKu platform, enjoy: http://t.co/8Y5vjauflC
We take this opportunity to thank Jessesn from McNeel Asia for helping out with the translation and uploading.
The Dodekaederstern is on display in Vienna ! Evolute completed the surface reconstruction from coarse mesh to smooth NURBS. The resulting NURBS surface was later used for machining the moulds of the sculpture.
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Evolute brings push button Cylinder Fitting functionality with EvoluteTools PRO. Dealing with complex shapes that have to be materialized in glass, steel sheet or other challenging materials ? Look no further, our surface rationalization and panel fitting software is the easiest and fastest.