Growing and Branching Lines – Example 10.4

This script is probably the most complex I have written about so far, but it turned out to be highly flexible and capable of generating a wide range of different possibilities in the… Continue reading

Keio University Roof Garden – Michel Desvigne – Case Study 02

One of the most interesting landscape architects from the past 20 years is the French Designer Michel Desvigne. His approach to design and form is very contemporary, and he would generally be considered… Continue reading

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe – Case Study 01 – Part 01 – Setting up the Plan

This is the first in what I hope to be a longer series of Case Studies, where I want to look at well-known landscape design projects that include parametric thinking, and to try… Continue reading

Growing Lines – Example 10.3

Another way to approach growing structures using Grasshopper and the looping Anenome add-on is to incrementally change geometry until a certain condition is met. In this example, I will take a series of lines… 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

Fractal Trees – Basic L-System- Example 9.4

Another very useful application for fractal processes is to create 3D vegetation for your models. There are several very good commercial products which use algorithms to create plants, which combine mathematical understanding with… Continue reading

Adding Detail to a Region – Forests – Example 20.6

We may want to add some more detail to particular regions, such as the forests, instead of simply extruding a mass. Here, desire for detail or realism has to be balanced with overall performance… Continue reading

Projecting Surface Regions – Example 20.5

So far, we have looked at projecting points in order to move Buildings to our surface and projecting lines to form networks, such as for roads. Another category of geometry that can be… Continue reading

Drawing Linear Networks – Example 20.4

Getting a linear network into 3 Dimensions can be very easy, depending on what your expectations are, but like every problem, starts to present problems the further you get into it. In this… Continue reading