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compute an approximate minimal surface without recursion ("in one shot")


This grasshopper component is just another minimal surface solver. However, unlike most minimal surface solvers, it is not based on physical or iterative principles. Instead, it computes three harmonic functions of the (u, v) coordinates. This yields an approximation because minimal surfaces enjoy the property that their three coordinate functions on the surface itself are harmonic.

Thus, we end up with an approximation. The approximation is perfect once the (u, v)-patch is isothermal.

Installation from a github binary release

  • Download the latest relase
  • Extract and right-click the file with extension ".gha" > Properties > unblock
  • Drag and drop it into grasshopper

or ...

  • Execute the command "TestPackageManager" and search for "MinSurface".