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Minimum bounding box

For creating the molds, it is very useful to find the minimum bounding box for each surface. Grasshopper can use iterative evolutionary models to find the best fitness for a group of parameters (genes).  This method is called Galapagos.

So instead of trying to find a good bounding box, we input the bounding box pivot points axes as genes and use the resulting volume as a minimum fitness.
evo test
In the end you can automatically calculate the mold area you’re using or check the max height requirements.

TODO: Work on extruding to make the actual mold, instead of only the bounding box.

The result with one our of models:


For more information on Galapagos see: