DesignScript Curve Translation,Geometry.Curve.ExtrudeAtSurface#16– Code to Node to Code

 

Hi Everyone:

This is the sixteenth, in a series of forty-nine curve file translations. The file, Geometry.Curve.ExtrudeAtSurface.ds, is from the DesignScript Editor (DSE) Sample files.

Geometry.Curve.ExtrudeAtSurface.ds#16

Geometry.Curve.ExtrudeAtSurface.ds#16

This translation brings one back to an earlier post on the Autodesk DesignScript Community Forum entitled “ Translating sample to DesignScript Studio “, actually it was the second translation post made and it is the same curve file as this one.

Noting that, a few things have change in terms of understanding what is important in DesignScript, and indeed probably in all scripting languages. That is having adequate description and naming to each piece of script, or nodes in our case. Something that was not clear to be important then, as it is now. Of course Sharad of Autodesk came to the rescue a few times in this process. Can’t thank him enough.

Geometry.Curve.ExtrudeAtSurface

Geometry.Curve.ExtrudeAtSurface

That was then, below is the initial translation.

Geometry.Curve.ExtrudeAtSurface#16

Geometry.Curve.ExtrudeAtSurface#16

Note that the previous translation was much more compact due to the bundling of coordinates, something that has not been used here to often. In fact the development looks something like below in the expansive interpretation that is being pursued.

Geometry.Curve.ExtrudeAtSurface#16a

Geometry.Curve.ExtrudeAtSurface#16a

Lets take a look at what would happen looking at the more compact method that coders would typically opt for. (I’m guessing about that )

Geometry.Curve.ExtrudeAtSurface#16a_alt

Geometry.Curve.ExtrudeAtSurface#16a_alt

What follows is the conversion back to code and taking a look at the two developed translations.

Geometry.Curve.ExtrudeAtSurface#16b-alt

Geometry.Curve.ExtrudeAtSurface#16b-alt

Then a little editing is in order as highlighted above.

Geometry.Curve.ExtrudeAtSurface#16b-alt-edited

Geometry.Curve.ExtrudeAtSurface#16b-alt-edited

Now compare the more compact version as shown above to the long translation shown in the “code to node” below.

Geometry.Curve.ExtrudeAtSurface#16b

Geometry.Curve.ExtrudeAtSurface#16b

Which is preferable?

And the resulting graphic is shown below.

Geometry.Curve.ExtrudeAtSurfac3-Graphic Window

Geometry.Curve.ExtrudeAtSurfac3-Graphic Window

For information purposes only, the more compact version shows a yellow extrusion, but it’s not being shown. (lol)

The files are available for downloading below.

Geometry.Curve.ExtrudeAtSurface#16

Geometry.Curve.ExtrudeAtSurface#16a

Geometry.Curve.ExtrudeAtSurface#16b

The more compact version is linked below.

Geo_curve_extrude_as_surface#16a

Geo_curve_extrude_as_surface#16b

Thanks for looking.

T!M

 

 

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