Tag Archive: Area

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

Recursive Subdivision of a Topographical Surface – Example 8.3

This example is partly regional analysis, partly trying to make cool images, and partly could have some practical applications. I’ve seen a few scripts floating around called “Recursive Subdivision of a Surface.” One… Continue reading

Simple Vector Field – Example 6.1

This example serves as an introduction to the concept of Vectors and Vector Fields. Working with Vectors can be initially a bit difficult to grasp, but it is fundamental to creating many types… Continue reading

Geometry through Extrusions and Containment Curves – Example 5.1

Perhaps the simplest way to start creating 3Dimensional objects in 3D modeling environments is through the extrusion command. In this example, I use the extrusion command to make some basic benches and tree… Continue reading

Modular Pattern System – Example 2.2

One of the key concepts of complex systems and complex patterns is that they really aren’t that complex. Relatively simple rules, when multiplied across a system, start to create complex patterns at larger scales.… Continue reading

Procedural Art – Sol Lewitt – Example 3.1

One of the most influential and interesting artists of the 20th century, and one who has particular relevance to those interested in Generative Design is Sol Lewitt. At his core he was a… Continue reading

Voronoi, Delauney, and Quadtree – Example 2.6

If you poke around Grasshopper too much, sooner or later you will find the Voronoi diagram function, and will be tempted to use it on every design project from then on. The temptation… Continue reading

Image Sampler – Example 2.5

I wasn’t sure where the best place to introduce the image mapper since it doesn’t go along with attractors too well, but I did it here because I wanted to do a case… Continue reading

Curve Attractors – Example 2.3

In the last two examples, we looked at point attractors, but you can also use attractors with curves (think paths). In this example we will use the concept of an attractor to scale geometry based on the… Continue reading

Multiple Point Attractor with Random Point Cloud – Example 2.2

A multi-point attractor follows a similar logic as the single point attractor, although distance is measured in a slightly different way. In principle, however, a multi-point attractor is much more useful than a… Continue reading