Extrude Mesh Faces In conjunction with a form-finding exercise in Kangaroo, I was searching for a way to render a single, closed mesh as if it were an inflatable form made of individual, stretchy panels – think soccer ball. Since I was already starting with a mesh, I needed something that could extrude and manipulate individual mesh faces normal to the face centroid with a certain degree of flexibility. I couldn’t find much online, so I put together a super basic, simple grasshopper file. Parametric facade apertures on swooping surfaces are out, parametric emoticons are in. bucky was right I’ve used genetic algorithms for form finding with a previous project, and that time I was using a tenuous connection between catia, modeFrontier and Robot. A couple of observations: Galapagos pretty quickly found the overall shape – smaller radii at the extremes and bulging in the middle – the beginning of a sphere. But in general my hypothesis was proven correct. kangaroo tests more » assembly more »
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Responsive Skins | An exploration of Paratonic Surfaces in ArchitectureResponsive Honeycomb Morphologies [Gh3D]Continuing with the experimentation and research of honeycomb morphologies and a as example for a Workshop I gave recently I developed a Grasshopper tool for creating a responsive skin system ,using my previous VB script component for creating honeycomb patterns. For more information and definition downlad click HERELandscape UrbanismParametrics | Pratt Institute Interior Design 659 class blog
Generative Flow | Architecture is changingTutorial 8 - Random Points On SurfaceIntroduction The Result of this tutorial A nice possible option in Grasshopper is to use a random generator to add randomness to your design. The Design The Rhino surface Before we start building the grasshopper model we need to create our Rhino Surface. Step 1 - Creating the basic grid Create the basic grid The first step is to link the Rhino surface within our Grasshopper model. We need to set the surface. RMB on the surface » select “Set one Surface” and click on the Rhino surface To create the grid on the surface we will divide the surface. We want to be able to change the number of divisions in order to change the number of grid points on the surface. Our grasshopper model should now look something like the image on the right. Step 2 - Cleaning up the list of points Looking at the list values When we create a panel and connect the output of our Divide Surface to it, we can see the values within the list of grid points. What we notice immediately, are the list items with the value "NULL".
sports stadium data driven panelization pt.2 | Responsive SkinsThis post is a continuation of post 1 exploring panelizing techniques for a stadium design concept. This body of work pertains mostly to the development of both curved and faceted panels influenced by weather/analysis data, the development of rationalized geometric configurations, the algorithmic documentation of this system and lastly to answer the question; if every point on a building is unique can a building’s performance and comfort can be optimized by tuning each panel on a faced to its unique position/orientation? The design draws cultural influences from the middle east such as Arabic geometry and environmental influences such as thermal analysis data. The geometry is organized around three distinct yet connected volumes housing separate sporting functions bringing light to some potential methods used for skinning complex geometry. 10. Organization of surface typology. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 16b. 22. 23. Further energy analysis is currently being conducted on our CJ project.
Grasshopper : Parametric Space | Gozour WorkshopsLecture: World Space & Parametric Space; Curve & Surface Evaluation; Re-parametrization Training: 2D Grids; Point Decomposition; Numbers Remapping; Numbers Formatting; 3D Poly-lines Workshop: Structural Building Skin Based on a Polygonal Grid Here is the workshop Grasshopper definition … Here is a quick review of the workshop … 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. As an exercises, try to convert these polygons into 3d panels … Try the “Weaverbird” components ( to smooth the results a little bit … Like this: Like Loading...Organicités Piraeus TowerLamination exercise on Porter House by SHoP Architects Last precedent study: X1_Rhythm After the rhythm analyse, last weeks precedent study and some reflections on our site in Athens, I looked at the facade organisation of the Porter House in a different way; the at first look random composition of the panels, windows and lights is acctually the result of some important constraints. Primary facade composition: windows and light boxes Secondary facade composition: zinc panels between the primary composition (it might influence the primary composition, because of its size constraints… ) The whole facade could be set out of some modules. Flow chart for the parametric interpretation of the Porter House facade. Matrix to show different parameters: 1_ windows and lights rhythm is the same on all floors 2_ rhythm becomes larger through the height of the building 3_ 4_ the division of the panels between the windows and lights gets larger as well. Grasshopper overview_ link to rhino file
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