Category Archive: Vector Field

Example 7.4 – Kármán Vortex Street – Spiral Forces

A last major category of forces you can use in the Grasshopper Vector Field Tools are spiral / vortex forces. There isn’t a special component for these, but they are created by simply… Continue reading

Example 7.3 – Line and Vector Forces combined with Point Charges

The previous vector field examples looked at patterns with Point Charges and with Spin Forces. In this next example, I will look at two additional basic forces in the Grasshopper Field Components set.… Continue reading

Agent Movement Using User Drawn Vectors – Example 11.3

This last example of using Agents steered by a static vector field continues the logic started in Example 11.1 and further developed in Example 11.2. In those examples, we used a rather consistent… Continue reading

Agent Movement Using Progressive Noise Distortion Field – Example 11.2

In this script we won’t be looking at anything really new, but will be showing perhaps a much more interesting vector field for our agents to travel through. I must give credit for… Continue reading

Agents Steered by a Vector Field – Example 11.1

One very much talked about method for contemporary form making proposes uses “Agent” behavior to structure designs, although successful applications of this seem few and far between, especially in “built” projects. Agents are, to… Continue reading

Vector Field with Progressive Random Noise – Example 6.5

Example 6.5 looked at adding random values to rotate the vectors within a range. This script takes the idea of adding random rotation (or noise) to a higher level, and will be important for… Continue reading

Vector Field Tools in Grasshopper – Basic Spin Force – Example 7.2

In the last example, we looked at using Point charges to create some dynamic structures using the Grasshopper field components. This next example will look at the second type of force, the “Spin” component. The… Continue reading

Vector Field Tools in Grasshopper – Basic + and – Point Charges – Example 7.1

An interesting set of tools that was introduced to Grasshopper a few versions back are the “Field” tools. It only takes a bit of practice to get these up and working. What is… Continue reading

Randomized Vectors – Example 6.4

If you’ve stuck with the examples this far, this one should prove pretty easy. I am showing it here for a bit more practice with vectors and data structuring, but this will serve… Continue reading

Interaction between Vectors – Example 6.3

In the previous examples 6.1 and 6.2 we looked at some simple vector fields. The first had only one set of vectors, while the second had multiple controls for the vectors, but the… Continue reading