generative modeling for Rhino
SWAP put out a shape grammar plugin for Rhino 5 called Grape-Shape. It is still in Beta mode and it is written in C#. however, making a grasshopper plugin/script like that would be an interesting proposal indeed.
I downloaded grape_1_1 and installed as a plugin. How do we work with it?
Thank you, Rodrigo
i think now everything seems to be working. thank you. will it be more updates of this tool?
How do you think you would start adding more rules to this? I've been looking into this also and am fascinated by it. I am just struggling as to how to input rules to these scripts, all the examples i've seen leave that out unfortunately.
Also when I run this script it fails to input data, is this supposed to run straight after you open it? Sorry about this, its all new componentry to me.
Did you open it the associated rhino file as well? Also, it uses Hoopsnake to iterate using the rule, so you need hoopsnake to run it.
With that definition I was just trying to interpret the relationships between geometry in rhino as a way to control the rules for a shape grammar. So there is a simple transformation that moves from one square to the next Some further explorations to come hopefully.
My interest in the potential of this lies in coupling it with Galapagos and exploring evolutionary design through shape grammars, as in:
Evolving tables through grammatical rules: http://www.demo.cs.brandeis.edu/papers/hornby_cec01.pdf
Combinging evolutionary algorithms and shape grammars to create branded designs: http://leva.leeds.ac.uk/shape-grammars/papers/ang.pdf
hi, I'm working with l systems in my project and I really liked your vb script and want to use that but I couldnt understand how does the second slider you add works. and also is there a way to starting the branches in different points or direct them?
Since this is an old post, maybe you already know this, but since I haven't seen it here I'll throw it anyway.
Check City Engine by Procedural / ESRI. They have a set grammar language called CGA, which does what I think you are looking for. Download the trial version: http://www.esri.com/apps/products/cityengine2/index.cfm
and then try the Shape Grammar tutorials (6 and 9 of the following page):