LatticeRobot Debuts Beta Interop

LatticeRobot team debuts beta interop code for testing with software partners.

LatticeRobot Debuts Beta Interop
Shadertoy Demo View of LatticeRobot GLSL Interop Coderep

A week prior to the public beta launch at Develop3D Live, the LatticeRobot team debuted the first beta coderep in GLSL. A viewable demo can be found here:

Viewable demo of LR code in Shadertoy

After exploring available structures on the LatticeRobot site, a key component is to download the lattice as portable code to take into the engineer's or designer's CAD program. All of the variables are fully programmable, and with the lattice code also comes all of the computed properties - allowing the user to manipulate their lattice as a function of stiffness, surface area, or other metrics.

LatticeRobot is happy to announce that the beta code has been successfully imported into Oqton's 3DXpert as GLSL - which will be fully readable beginning in November, according to the company.

LatticeRobot code shown inside Oqton's 3DXpert Software

Co-founder Blake Courter said:

GLSL will probably be the first export LatticeRobot productizes, as we also use it for our viewer. C#, C/C++, Python, and 3MF Consortium volumetric are all in active discussion. GLSL's uniforms let us skip wrapping the block into a callback or delegate for an implicit tree, which will probably be needed. With C#, we can expect reflection to interpret the data, but it's less clear what to in other languages.

The team is seeking feedback on the beta GLSL coderep, as well as suggestions on the viewer or which code to package the unit cells in next. If you'll be in Coventry, England next week, be sure to look for Matthew Shomper after his talk - or stop by Stand B2 at the Warwick Arts Centre for a demo.

About: LatticeRobot’s interactive environment helps engineers explore what combination of base materials and lattice geometries create data-driven results.  It combines lattice geometry and empirical, functional data to produce optimized implicit unit cells that work with modern latticing software.  Data supplied by hardware, software, and consulting vendors refers users back to the referenced products and services, helping users discover the most fit products and services for their applications.