Previous studies on the timer component were based on understanding it’s use. This time, I tried to implement it in a geometric design task. Moreover, manipulating timer component to change the regular animation of parameters.
Grasshopper Tutorial - Reactor II from Atelier Panda on Vimeo . These are grasshopper recreations of a design pattern 'Reactor' found in Robert Woodbury's Elements of Parametric Design. A grid of objects (circles/vectors) react to a reference object resulting field-like effects. In the first definition, circles change in size based on their proximity to a curve. This proximity or distance is calculated by first using a 'Curve Closest point' component which returns a point on the curve, then measuring the distance between this point and the center of the circle. The tricky part of this definition is in mapping the values that come out of the 'Distance' component to a range that is appropriate.
This definition was developed for my final thesis project to generate a louver system based on functional requirements within the building. The performance was then tested in Ecotect. A large part of my thesis design involved invertible arena seating with many moving parts. I used Grasshopper as a means to develop the seating testing clearances, site lines, and many other variables.
Dario Donato director di SpatialConnection(s), incubatore di ricerca per una creatività matematica, ha il piacere di annunciare il libro: Contaminazioni creative digitali – Trascrizioni di una complessità algoritmica attraverso Rhino.Grasshopper Transcripts of a complexity algorithmic through Rhino and Grasshopper.
From Phylogenesis, FOA 2003 The following Grasshopper modules were created in consultation with FOA's Phylogenesis , in particular the taxonomy of forms found at the conclusion of the book. Grasshopper is an exciting and evolving modeling platform - the following examples attempt to develop a range of geometric examples to explore its form-making potentials.