Grasshopper

algorithmic modeling for Rhino

# circle packing

hello,

i am a beginner in grasshopper and i want to learn to use the circle packing.

what i want to do is fill a circle with smaller circles but i want to control the radius of the smaller circles. i want if possible to have more than one size e.g 3 kinds of circles.

can someone tell me how to do it?

thank you

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i set a circle in rhino for the "outline" but still nothing happens. Do i have to add something in grasshopper instead?

Mmmh indeed, there were some changes in libraries.

Try this instead, same code + some custom options 'precircles' gives you the option to manually set some circles before the packing begins

'interdist' and 'distfront' control the minimum distance between circles and the outline curve.

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thank you, it works!

i will play with it and if i need anything else i will tell you!

next step is to revolve all the circles and create a big donut with smaller donuts inside.

i tried to do it with revolution tool but it creates circles in a 2D plane. i want it o be a 3D shape. that's what it produces...

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Set the Line tangent (D) to vector y.

thanx!

a modification of the previous experiment...

i want the circles to be placed in a "radius logic" around a central fixed circle into the outside circle in order to leave the minimum empty space. what i want to control is the size of 3 circles, the central, the outside and a third one which could be on top. i don't mind if the filling circles are not all equal but i want to know their surface after they are revolved (probably with the brep tool...), just like the attached image

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I'm new to grasshopper, I'm using the above attached script but i want to reduce the gaps between the circles within the outline shape, the interndist and distfront are both set to 0. How do i tweak the script if needed to get these results?

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Is it possible to do the same but with squares?

Hi,

Is there any way to modify this script to have the 'precircles' not defined as circles but utilize a closed curve within the shape?

Richard

Using Anemone, any curve(s) inside any region defined by curve(s), preset list of scales, random rotations.

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