algorithmic modeling for Rhino

shapes produced with octopus, karamba & millipede for grasshopper

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Comment by Aaron M. Ryan on November 15, 2013 at 1:01pm

Karamaba and Octopus example working fine after changing the install folder to AppData/Roaming/Grasshopper/Libraries.


Comment by Aaron M. Ryan on November 15, 2013 at 11:48am

I am reinstalling Karamba..there is no Karamba tab in GH...and the components are un-blocked...not sure what's going on yet.


Comment by Robert Vier on November 15, 2013 at 11:24am


In the lower part of octopus' UI, the connected objectives are shown in rows. this can be one, five, or theoretically an unlimited number. if you choose to diversify the parameters of the found solutions, one more objective for this is added. same for the preference selection regarding parameter state, where you select one or more solutions of which the parameter state will be another goal for the search.

in each row, there are five columns of radio-buttons, representing the five coordinate-axes of the viewport, the solutions color, and size. you can assign any objective dimension in the list (one of the rows) to those display dimensions.


do you have the karamba tab visible in you grasshopper window? can you place those components manually?

Comment by Aaron M. Ryan on November 14, 2013 at 12:56am

Will this work with the trial version of Karamba...I am getting errors upon loading the video example file...stating that it was built with Karamba components that are not present, even though I just installed the latest version of Karamba (Millipede is installed and working fine)

Exciting...can you help get it to work?

Comment by Lucas Epp on November 14, 2013 at 12:46am

This is seriously interesting work Robert - a new way of intuitively exploring solution space.  Look forward to seeing how this tool develops further.

Comment by Kristoffer Negendahl on November 12, 2013 at 4:26am

You are developing a whole new level of optimality control. It is very very cool and so useful for many purposes. Thanks for sharing. 

Could you explain the colors of the different alternatives atm. the shape of a given geometry is displayed. Does the color refer to a given performance? And if so would it be possible to toggle between different performance variable within the octopus environment? Thus displaying 3 axes of performance + geometrical performance (shape) and an arbitrary performance represented by color.

Comment by Robert Vier on November 10, 2013 at 4:11pm

new version is uploaded, including this and 3 other examples to explain a bit

Comment by Christian Schmidts on November 9, 2013 at 10:00am

oh i missed that - looks like big improvements where made. i have a premonition that this tool could be very useful for my work. still its not easy for me to fully understand how it works.  

is it possible to upload these two files to the example page. the old examples seem to not work anymore. 

Comment by Robert Vier on November 9, 2013 at 5:50am
Its the latest one uploaded on food4rhino, 0.3.1
Comment by Christian Schmidts on November 8, 2013 at 2:03pm

quite amazing! is this a new version of octopus? 





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