Thursday, February 7, 2019

When a Man Loves Revit

Few years ago, the world famous singer, Michael Boltton visited Korea to have his concert. 'When a Man Loves Woman' is one of his great hits.

I love Revit. But, sometimes I almost forget it while I struggle with technical issues in busy projects.  So, I do some useless works when ever I realize it.

What do you imagine when you think about LOVE? There can be a lot of candidates, But nobody can deny that flowers should be one of the strong ones. Especially ROSES.

So, I decided to give a rose to Revit to prove my love for her. (Please don't tell my wife)

Do you love Revit? If so, try it.

At first, I found it that roses have almost irregular membrane structure. What makes roses look like roses?

1. Rose Petal

Above is petals when they're not bloomed. They are all cupped yet.

After bloomed, it goes out-bent  from outside edge like above picture.

1. Petal Profile

So, I created a track for section profiles to simulate above like this.
Profiles for a petal can be transformed by a parameter, BloomRatio.

2. Petal Path

And Created another track for a path with the same concept.


3. Petal Form

The sizes of the profile track instances had to be adjusted to create rose petal shape  when they were attached at Petal Path.

Five profile track instances were used to create the shape above. And BloomRatio parameter of each profile and Petal-Path was associated with one ratio parameter of this AC family, so it can make blooming movement.

4. Structure of Rose

Before placing petals, I found it that rose petals are placed in spiral rule.

If above is a site-plan view, then a mid-plan view can be as below.

Petals are placed on a spiral and it goes the outer the larger.

But I'm not making a 'real' flower but imitation, so I simply placed petals using repeater as below to make the work easy.


I don't expect Revit to marry me, but she won't dump me out at least.

Enjoy. :)

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