Like its namesake, the single-cell ameba or amoeba, the software app Ameba
can change its shape in different environments.
Per your design requirements, apply different loading and boundary conditions to the initial design domain. During the computational process, the design domain will evolve into various shapes, and eventually reach an organic form that is structurally efficient.
Ameba is based on the BESO method, which provides topology optimization for 2D and 3D geometrical models.
In this 10-minute Grasshopper tutorial
, Parametric House shows you how to use Mesh+ and Weaverbird
to model a weaving pattern on a NURBS surface.
First, you model a Surface in Rhino using Sweep1 and then use Mesh+ to model the pattern. Finally, the tutorial shows how to use Weaverbird to smooth the results and make the weaving pattern.