Colored Surface Panels

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Here is the  basic definition we have used in the past to flatten a complex surface into 4 sided panels. The definition creates the tooling to cut out the panels and etch a label as well as a colored mesh that can be printed at any resolution to the paper before cutting. You can find the grasshopper definition here that was used to map the color to the mesh.

This is a much more consolidated version of what was used on CHROMAtex  a number of years ago. The new definition was used to make this model for an exhibition we were a part of at Carnegie Mellon.

Download the definition and a sample rhino file: color_flatten