Grasshopper

algorithmic modeling for Rhino

# JellyFish

A 3D charge-based displacement tool

see my blog post for details:

http://spacesymmetrystructure.wordpress.com/2009/10/22/jellyfish-for-rhino/

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Comment by williamyu1988 on April 14, 2012 at 5:24pm

very nice work!  thanks for sharing!

Comment by Bridgette Nyman on July 27, 2011 at 7:40pm
I have a very elementary question.  I'm new to grasshopper and need to know how/if I'm able to plug this script directly into my grasshopper model.  If so, how do I do this?
Comment by seth denizen on March 17, 2011 at 1:58pm

Here's a definition which imagines jellyfish as a data analysis tool.  In this case, it is helping me understand the flow of tourists across the Venetian lagoon.

It's really simple.  First a large surface is subdivided to form a grid of points.  These points become the "particles" in the jellyfish component.  These particles are then acted upon by the two jellyfish forces: sources and sinks.  The sources in this case are all the entry points by which a tourist can enter venice from any point in the lagoon.  There are only 8.  The intensity of each source is driven by the amount of tourists that access venice from that entry point.  Jellyfish represents this with a sphere, with a diameter as its intensity.  More tourists, bigger spheres.  The sinks are in this case Venice.

In this case, the vector boundary of the lagoon is used to cull points from the deformed surface, then a mesh is created from the culled point grid.  Weaverbird gives a nice field of offest mesh triangles, which then become my clipping mask in photoshop, each triangle becomes a tourist.

Here's a link to more contextfor the work.

If anyone wants to see the definition I'd be happy to send it.

Comment by Luis Fraguada on October 23, 2009 at 12:31am
"Disclaimer: I am in no way endorsing the uncritical use of blobs in design!" Cool tool! Thanks for the disclaimer!
Comment by Peter Varo on October 22, 2009 at 12:35pm
Very impressive work! I like it very much!