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Millipede Millipede is a structural analysis and optimization component for grasshopper. It allows for very fast linear elastic analysis of frame and shell elements in 3d, 2d plate elements for in plane forces, and 3d volumetric elements. All systems can be optimized using built in topology optimization methods and have their results extracted and visualized in a variety of ways. In addition millipede implements a few basic geometric features [extraction of iso surface meshes from volumetric scalar fields or and extraction of curved contours over any mesh] and a few numerical analysis tools [Fast fourier transforms in 1 and 2 dimensions, sparse linear system solver and eigenvalue calculation for large matrices using functionality from the intel math kernel library] The new version of millipede includes the surface reparameterization module that enables the generation of vector field aligned patterns over any mesh.

WALLACE flower_Window Pattern(rhinoScript + grasshopper + weaverbird + pointReconstruction) 很簡單的運用三種基本的Rhino外掛加上RhinoScript Grasshopper, WeaverBird, pointReconstruction 所形成的變化形牆壁 有點像中國的花窗形式 Simply using the three basic Rhino Plug-in Grasshopper, WeaverBird, pointReconstruction, and RhinoScript to create the pattern wall which is familiar with traditional Chinese windows. 首先 先使用RhinoScript在平面上產生亂數的點 生成2D的Voronoi線段 將這些線段利用"surface from planar curve"的指令 產生面之後 再透過Mesh from Surface/Polygon的指令 將Surface變成Mesh 最後再送到grasshopper裡面 進行WeaverBird的處理部分 First, using the rhinoScript to populate random points on plan. to get the outlines. Third, we use these outlines to make the surface with "surface from planar curve" and transfer them into mesh by "Mesh from Surface/Polygon." After All, we send these meshes to the grasshopper and use the weaver bird to get the pattern. 先試著用長形的來操作 調整第一個D前面的Slider可以調整開口大小 Changing the slider of the first "D", we can control the size of the opening Render 再來試著在同一塊平面Voronoi上 將其分割並給訂不同開口大小 亦會產生有趣的紋理 Then we try to divide the Voronoi into separate parts to create interesting Pattern.

rechenraum - Overview The Geometry of Bending PET_LAB — open source design research laboratory After a semester of intense work the students of Marc Fornes’, Stephan Henrich’s and Francois Roche’s (n)certainties studio presented their final work today at usc. The studio opened a new territory for usc by venturing deeply into a speculative realm of materiality, technology and ultimately architecture. Subversively leaving the bounds of what at usc is called a ‘comprehensive building design’, the studio allowed for the in depth investigation of designs schemes on the level of proto architecture. Forays into materials and conceptual designs of robots provided the pre text for developing liberating narratives for speculations on architectural fictions. These were developed and presented through highly suggestive drawings, that on the one hand where indulging and seductively beautiful; and on the other as Cedric Prize would say became ‘an integral part of the architecture they portray rather than a cypher for thoughts translated elsewhere, and by other means.’

Kangaroo discussions and examples from GH forum home about us contact sg2011 cluster: use the force Through Kangaroo, the live physics plug-in, this cluster will explore ways of using the simulated interaction of physical forces and real-time spatial inputs to develop novel form-finding processes. news and updates discussions cluster champions members view all image albums videos events No event created yet. discussion Discussion started by Daniel Piker , on 14 Mar 11:53 AM Over the past few months I've posted fairly regularly on the Grasshopper forum about Kangaroo - responding to various questions, often with example files and expanding on the explanations in the manual. In the hope that these discussions and examples might be useful to others I've collected some of them here: Measuring/displaying stresses. (and also some more general thoughts about structural optimization) distorting a flat hexagonal grid spring rest lengths shrinkwrapping geometry simple catenary

grasshopper | Computational Design Sandbox On April 3-4, I had the pleasure of co-teaching a computational design and fabrication workshop together with Gonçalo Castro Enriques (X-REF) at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP), Portugal. The 2-day workshop, titled “Performative Morphologies“, was Example files edit 29/04/14 - Here is a new collection of more than 80 example files, organized by category: This zip is the most up to date collection of examples at the moment, and collects together a wide variety of definitions made for various workshops and in response to forum questions. Thanks to all workshop attendees and forum members for your valuable input. It is possible I've missed a few useful ones. If there is something else you'd like to see included please let me know The examples below are mostly older, but I will leave them here for now until I am certain all the same topics are adequately covered in the 'official' collection above. Showing how the trail component can be used to trace the motion of moving particles The wind component acts on sets of 3 points (typically each the vertices of each face of a triangulated mesh). CurvePull - Pulls particles onto a curve. The Vortex component rotates one particle about an axis defined by 2 points. (also requires WeaverBird)

Fabrication Grasshopper: Parametric CurvesThis module covers the basic parametric properties of curves along with common grasshopper methods for evaluating and dividing curves. ARCH 598 Summer 2011information >> n-formations FABRICS // LATTICES // FIELDSThis course is designed to introduce and explore computational design, algorithmic thinking, and digital manufacturing–both: the larger ramifications that emerging digital technologies and ideas are having architectural theory via readings, discussions, presentations; and the practical application of these ideas and tools through a series of hands-on, iterative modeling and fabrication assignments. ARCH 581/498 : Fall 2010Digital Design + Fabrication Foundations I Grasshopper: Surface to Planar TrianglesGrasshopper : Surface to Planar Triangles : Fabrication Layout of Planar Components Laser Cutting: Adobe IllustratorLaser Cutting from Adobe Illustrator

Slingshot! GH+MySQL v0.6 Released A new version of the Slingshot GH+MySQL plug-in has been released. The release improves on the workflow for writing information to a MySQL table. A new Write Table component is included which allows the user to dynamically insert and update multiple columns of data. A workflow example for creating, writing, and querying is also included in this release.