Collaboration on KIT OPS SYNTH

Updated: Jan 22

We were approached a few months ago by Chipp Walters and Masterxeon101, famous for some of the most leading tools in 3D modelling such as KIT OPS and HARD OPS.

KIT OPS is able to apply a wide range of 3D objects (called INSERTs) that can be used to instantly cut and add to existing objects or create standalone ones with the goal of rapidly creating and exploring new designs. Read more about it here.


They had been interested in our generative modelling work on the Plating Generator and Shape Generator, and had a vision for an extension to KIT OPS called KIT OPS SYNTH.


The original requirement for SYNTH was to simply overlay these INSERTs in a grid like fashion on top of 3D surfaces, but with Chipp’s design patterns thinking and background in NASA we are taking it a lot further….


Emerging features include:

  • A range of layouts can be used: Arrange INSERTs in rows, columns, grids, randomly, and around edges and borders.

  • User ‘layers’ of INSERTs to manage and apply groups of INSERTs in one go.

  • Control the frequency and placement of INSERTS with a variety of parameters: apply padding to the INSERTs, scale them individually, add random rotations.

  • Use Blender 2.91’s new Booleans feature for more accurate cutting.

  • Load and save your configurations to share with others or apply later.

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