Tag Archive: List Length

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

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

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

Random Topography and Surface Analysis – Example 4.1

Moving on from 2-Dimensional patterns, these next examples show some tips on how to create and analyze surfaces in Grasshopper and in Rhino. Some can be made with control points (think spot elevations… Continue reading

Complex Pattern from Simple Arcs – Example 3.6

Just to demonstrate one more time how complex patterns can be developed from very simple initial forms, we are going to do what we did in example 3.5 and do a Pick n’ Choose, this… Continue reading

Complex pattern from Simple Tiles – Example 3.5

You don’t need to produce all your geometry in Grasshopper as in the previous examples. It is often more productive to draw things statically in Rhino and then have them processed in Grasshopper.… Continue reading

Rotating Circles – Example 3.3

This example is also based on a Processing program from the book Generative Design. The concept, like the last one, is fairly simple. Circles are nested within each other, each having a center point evenly spaced along… 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