generative modeling for Rhino
Mirco Bianchini, the creator of the image, is a member here, as is his advisor for this project, Alessio Erioli. You might try contacting them directly for information.
Well, Mirco's project is quite complex on many aspects, including the computational design core, for which a complex software infrastructure was used (including Rhino+Grasshopper with custom designed components, Cinema4D & Oasys GSA, with multiple steps and feedbacks among them). There are several things in it: a densification/rarefaction logic to form multi-performative membranes such as the cactus skeleton (which is both a structure and a distribution system), a vision of ecology which includes cars (and their drivers) as a mechanical specie in the ecosystem, photocatalytic materials and their coupling with morphogenetic processes, iterative feedbacks to get to an efficient result.
If you are a beginner in generative digital strategies and tools maybe you can try as a first thing to grasp the logic and strategies on which the project is based (cactus skeletons and densification/rarefaction of fibers) and then start to implement them on a basic level meanwhile you get acquainted with the interaction with your tools.
Also, it is the result of more than one year of trials, errors, lots of discarded previous designs; a very big effort that cannot be replicated in a short time. Although there is a lot of online materials and tutorials out there, you won't find a step-by-step tutorial to get this done.
My advice is that yes, ambitious goals are a good thing but start simple and, while doing a lot of tutorials is good as a training practice, try to experience on your own and look for a strategy to guide at least your first steps and experiments. Try to keep it tight and, although it's a strong temptation, don't give up when you get stuck.
I hope I've been of some help!
Thank you very much for your explanaition, I see, it has been a lot of work!really impressive! Though, I'd like to ask you if you maybe have a grasshopper definition( for ex. one of your starting points in the surface design) you could share with me? On the internet I stumbled over this picture... I really like the surface, unfortunately it looks also quite complex, but maybe 'easier' than the one I posted before....
Well, thank you for everything you ve told me so far, I'll go on trying to get it :)