Tag Archive: Move

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

Random Walk – Example 10.1

This is an example of a structure that grows through a simple process known as a “Random Walk.” These random walks have several applications in scientific modeling, for example ecosystems, and even financial… Continue reading

Diffuse Limited Aggregation Structure – Example 10.2

A fairly useful and simple fractal growth process that can be used for modeling natural structures is known as the Diffuse Limited Aggregation algorithm. Many growing structures in nature follow this logic, from… Continue reading

A simple model of a Natural Process – Example 5.4

One of the things I’ll mention a lot in this blog is that complex geometry and form usually comes from pretty simple rules, with an element of controlled “randomness” applied. This example might… Continue reading

Changing Topography with a Curve Attractor – Example 4.5

Many of the examples we looked at in the 2D Patterns can be adapted to create geometry in 3 Dimensions. In this exercise, we use the same logic employed in the¬†Curve Attractor Example¬†to… 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

Multiple Point Vector Field – Example 6.2

As explained in the previous example, vectors are not geometry in and of themselves, but are used to influence geometry, by orienting it, moving it, etc. In the last example we oriented rectangles.… 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

Parquet Deformations – Example 3.4

Sometimes working on a script in Grasshopper feels like you are wiring a bomb, and if you make one wrong move…BOOM! While this one probably won’t crash your computer, it will get your… Continue reading