Ora Ito LookAlike – Image HeightField + Attractors + Tesselation GH


oraito for Reebok + Wallpaper

The original sculpure by Ora Ito

I wrote an article recently regarding Ora-Ito’s design for Reebok and Wallpaper. The design was inspired by the sole of  the RealFlex sneaker. The design is amazing ad so is the fabrication procedure through CNC milling.. I thought I would give it a try and attempt to recreate this concept to a fully parametric model in Grasshopper. The definition needs no input from rhino. Everything is adjusted within GH. The process uses various techniques such as Image Sampled HeightField, multiple attractors, curvature measuring and mesh smoothing.. The definition is still a bit rough thus it can be optimized I believe.. Any feedback or variations are welcome.. The result its quite close to the original.Don’t you think? I hope I won’t have any copyright issues..

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(this is strictly for educational purposes)





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3 thoughts on “Ora Ito LookAlike – Image HeightField + Attractors + Tesselation GH

  1. hi first of all thanks for this file its awesome . very interesting how you made it . im testing some stuff with this deffinition. but i dont get it how to switch off or change the position from the 2 attractors. thanks

    • Hi Oliver,
      Thank you for your kind words. You can access the attractors position by the curve evaluate component.Those are two weird looking components with a numerical value on them somewhere in the middle of the definition.In this case both of the attractors are designed to move on a certain curve. I am interested in seeing any result you come up with.
      Kind regards,

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