algorithmic modeling for Rhino
PhylloMachine is a set of scripts/UserObject for Grasshopper to model plants using some properties of phyllotaxis.
The basic idea is that a mesh with phyllotaxis proportions has a topology described by two Fibonacci numbers, and its topology (indices of vertices of faces, parastichies spirals, cycles and topological neighbors) is described by simple number sequences without geometric calculation.
Thanks to these, it can be modeled parametrically plant organs such as branches, leaves or petals, with very nature-like results.
PhylloMachine continues to be a work in progress, it's written in VisualBasic and it is open source. Released under the GNU 3.0 license.
Enjoy it! ツ
Location: Inside a seed
Latest Activity: Mar 7
Feel free to consult your doubts about PhylloMachine components, about its use, its code or the implementation of the phyllotaxis. Consider adding a discussion instead of a comment.
If you find an error or something strange, please let me know.
Are you missing some functionality? Let's see what we can do.
I encourage all those interested in continuing the development of PhylloMachine to contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org. There is room for many improvements: new components; the same phyllo-wrap over several curves; somehow overlap organs like petals to the stem; branching; growth or L-System used for modeling. I am especially interested in implementing parametric L-System because the result would be just wonderful.