algorithmic modeling for Rhino
I am having a problem with figuring out why Octopus cannot compute anything.
The case is sailing yacht's rig (mast, spreaders + steel lines) multicriteria optimisation.
The 1st criteria is to minimize the mass, the second to minimize the VCG (vertical center of gravity).
As a genotype for now I've connected only the number of spreaders (see picture below for explanation).
Two questions arises here:
1. The 1st thing is I am not sure what to connect to the Phenotype input.
In all the examples it is more straihg-forward - you plug in domain for points (i.e. surface) and the solution is a point.
In my case I change the number (of spreaders) and get all the geometry from the photo.
I tried to connect the whole geometry - so all lines that represent: mast, spreaders, steel lines,
but Octopus does not "want" to start - it seems that he calculates something - evaluation time displaying on the left etc.
But nothing appears on the chart.
From the other hand it doesn't crash either.
2. Judging on what I see in Rhino, Octopus rarely wait till GH finishes calculating the whole geometry.
The problem is it takes a while - I've usen "time buffer" component with delay set to 8(!) seconds, so all the loops finishes and total mass that appear is the final one.
Any ideas how I can make him wait?
Do you have any examples how to make the Octopus wait for the new result of fitness function after changing the sliders?
If anyone has a similar case - it was the delay component.
After cutting it off and connecting all geometry to phenotype Octopus has started,
although still not working properly - still haven't solved the 2nd problem.