algorithmic modeling for Rhino
Coming soon to a push-pull modeler near you....
Visit The Proving Ground tomorrow, April 2, for an update on this new killer-app....…Continue
CASE is in the midst of planning Computational Design workshops in our new NYC training lab. Take this short survey to let us know a little about what you would like to attend in the future...Continue
Added by Nathan Miller on August 14, 2012 at 12:57pm — No Comments
In April, I will be giving 2 back-to-back lectures: The first will be at the University of Minnesota followed by a lecture at Woodbury University in Burbank... you can find out more @ my blog.…Continue
The Proving Ground is holding a computational design meme contest that will be judged in the most unscientific way possible. The 'top 4' will be arbitrarily posted to The Proving Ground blog and the full gallery of submissions will be available on Facebook.
Winner gets a pat on the back... maybe a free beer if we somehow cross paths in the future.
Send memes to: …Continue
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EDIT... The js blackout script is gone and the site is back to functioning normally. It seems even the Slingshot! Twitter component got involved today. ;)…
Added by Nathan Miller on January 10, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments
I have started to create some better documentation and tutorials for the Slingshot! plug-in. The page is a work-in-progress. More examples and reference materials will be made available as time permits.
Currently, there is documentation for:
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Hello all, I have create a survey for Slingshot! Database users...
The survey is to assess how to improve the Slingshot! Database plug-in for Grasshopper and determine other possible development tracks.
Added by Nathan Miller on December 16, 2011 at 10:09am — No Comments
I am happy to announce a new milestone update to the Slingshot! plug-in for Grasshopper. The aim of the tool is to combine the power of parametric modeling with relational database management systems. Previously, MySQL was the only RDBMS supported. The new version includes support for …Continue
Added by Nathan Miller on October 13, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments
Head over to The Proving Ground to see my latest post on data visualization with Kangaroo and Slingshot!
Added by Nathan Miller on September 18, 2011 at 3:27am — No Comments
Grasshopper users have all kinds of simulation tools at their disposal... however, I have yet to see an attempt at integrating energy simulation tools with Grasshopper... so here is a 'weekend warrior' study which links Grasshopper to EnergyPlus.
Read more at....Continue
I have been playing with recording the slider activity and fitness values as Galapagos runs a solution. The parameter changes are recorded using the 'record' component and then sent to a MySQL table.
It is then possible to query the database and easily investigate the entire range of solutions offered by the evolutionary solver.
For example, I can search for all genomes with a fitness > x... or all genomes with a gene = y. Or I can display multiple…Continue
The release is a minor update which re-organizes a few categories and also includes a new generic MySQL Command component for executing SQL operations not included in other components.
The main reason for this release was to introduce…Continue
The book for the 2011 ACADIA Regional conference is available for a free download. The conference was hosted by the University of Nebraska Lincoln this past spring.
Added by Nathan Miller on July 2, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments
I have released an open source plug-in which allows Grasshopper to send commands directly to AutoCAD using COM. I have tested this on my machine running AutoCAD 2011 64-bit on Windows 7.
I have released the source code so hopefully the bones can be used for different purposes and software versions.
If you develop a cool use for this, let me know! I would love to feature it.
The plug-in and source code are available at…Continue
The MySQL plug-in allows you to access, query, and write data to MySQL database servers with Grasshopper. SQL stands for "structured query language" and allows you to set up sophisticated relationships between large sets of data.
I have been experimenting with using MySQL as a data store for shared parameters and other information that multiple instances of Grasshopper (or other software) can access and use.
Feel free to give it a try and provide…Continue
Visit The Proving Ground Wiki to review selected work from my USC Arch 517 course: Problem Solving Using Evolutionary Systems....
Added by Nathan Miller on April 2, 2011 at 6:41pm — No Comments