This is a MEL script I wrote at the GZAPP. I have made it a little more robust over the years. The script generates a series of planes that can be adjusted in real-time and then used to cut sections of the surface in two axis. This is relatively easy to do manually, but the script also creates all of the notches(this made me popular @ Columbia for about a week).
The image above is an experiment that we did in the studio. We created a surface and used the script to generate the sections and then cut the parts out, all in less than a day. That is my partner, Jose. He is trying to look comfortable, without actually sitting on the prototype.
Cutting the parts on the CNC
The parts stacked IKEA style
Mike Winn trying to figure out if this qualifies as sculpture
The final surface