3- Metaball & Cocoon

In this lesson, I will show how you can use metaball and the Cocoon Plugin to produce voxel models. The base of this tutorial is to teach you how you can use the voxel modeling technique to model complicated forms.

55 Minutes

325 MB

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  • IbrahimRefaee

    so i have few issues with the cocoon tutorial i dont understand
    firstly im having an error with the “refine” component (1. Solution exception:Could not load file or assembly ‘Plankton, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null’ or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.)
    secondly, regarding the refine component i cant seem to understand the parameter inputs (why did we choose those numbers for the following inputs – sample size, sample tolerance, Laplacian smoothing, valence passes and subd)
    lastly, in the cocoon component i don’t understand why we chose 0.25 input for the iso parameter.
    and thanks in advance

    • rezae

      Hi Ibranhim

      I think your Rhino version is not compatible with Cocoon. You can update your rhino version in order to solve this issue
      If it doesn’t work you can download Plankton manually from here: Plankton

      I couldn’t find any good explanation or documentation for Voxel base plugins in grasshopper so far,
      I think it would be helpful if you learn the Voxel modelling logic.
      Here are some materials:

      Let me know If you still have struggle with Cocoon.