Anna made a script in Rhino making it possible to generate cone patterns automatically. Parameters are: Overall angle, number of strips, number of sub-strips, height of bottom cone, height where sub-strips start, radius of cone, distance between strips and sub-strips, a number of points along the curve of the basic strip that may be pulled to change its shape – and whatever else I might think of. The program presents an outline of the final cone – so that I may change parameters until I like the result. When the cone looks interesting, the program generates the -.dxf files for the cutting machine… I still, however, have to do the weaving.
To illustrate the principle, Anna designed this Cone #008.