🟪 PAV101: Paving Kit Basics
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Why Paving Kit?

Paving Kit provides accessibility to complex paving design and application to uses of its tools beyond paving design. This tool set was developed with the idea that customization and complexity should be built into user friendly components. The outcome is a set of tools which provide outputs that can be used for various applications from facade design, planting pattern making, and much more. Whether you want a path of brick-sized pavers or a custom tessellation pattern for the facade of a new building, Paving Kit makes computational pattern making easy to use.

In this course, we will begin to look at how to create digital instances of paving areas, color rules, and custom pavers. We will look at the characteristics of building a paving area with its embedded rules to create a custom pattern that can be portrayed in 2D and 3D. 


Requirements

  • Rhino 6 or 7

You can get help with Land Kit and elefront here.

Formatting
In the text below, Land Kit components are bold like this: Add Pattern to Area.
Other Grasshopper components are wrapped in quotes like this: “Duplicate Data”.
 

Course Modules


Module 0: Paving Kit Basic Setup
  • Tour of the basic setup file
  • Create Areas
  • Add Pattern to Areas
  • Trim Pavers to Area
  • Draw Area Pattern

Module 1: Paving Kit Colors
  • Add Color Rule
  • Create Mix
  • Create Multi Mix
  • Gradient Curve Color Rule
  • Attractor Color Rule

Module 2: Custom Pavers
  • Module Array
  • Tessellations

Module 3: Baking Pavers
  • Use the Paving Kit Full Workflow model to learn about components to finalize your paving design 

Download PAV101 Course Files



These first 4 examples don’t need a Rhino file. All example geometry is internalized in the input components. You can always reference your own geometry into those inputs. Or bake the input and re-reference if you want to work from the example.