Ivy 101: Advanced Mesh Analysis, Segmentation, and Unrolling Course

Digital Fabrication

Acquire expertise in advanced mesh analysis, segmentation, and unrolling using Ivy and Graph Theory principles in this comprehensive course.

Cesar Saldivar

Cesar Saldivar

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About this course

IVY plugin for Grasshopper. Ivy is a plugin that uses Graph Theory concepts for mesh geometry analysis.

On this course, you'll learn a bit of the concepts behind Graph Theory and how they relate in the way that IVY works. We'll cover the basic workflow of how IVY works and explain the MeshGraph which is an abstract construct that combines the geometric characteristics of the mesh with sets of linked data containers.

You learn the different ways in which we can use Ivy to analyze our meshes, once we analyse our meshes we'll cover how can we perform various types of segmentation that may adapt to our design purposes.

Then we'll cover how we can use this segmentation to unroll our meshes and also how to ad flap to our mesh segments to send them to the digital Fabrication process.

Finally, we'll cover an architectural design application of Ivy by trying g to recreate a design piece inspired by the work of Marc Fornes.