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Ecological driven form generation and analysis using Processing and Grasshopper

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Comment by Ryan Welch on December 31, 2010 at 10:42am

Thanks for your comments, Phillip and a-ngine. I've been working on some design tools that go back and forth between Processing and Gh. Processing is pretty handy for object oriented programming and recursive function definitions, but not as efficient as Gh when it comes to manipulating and analyzing geometry. So I use Gh to set up the seed geometry of vertical cores; Processing to run the RFD growth; and Gh to analyze the resulting form for solar and wind occlusion. I wanted to emphasize that circulation and envelope are distinct. Hence, the alternate interpretations of building mass as a tight fit of stacked volumes and as a loose fit of convex hulls. Still working on a way to evaluate the fitness of each result so I can make use of Galapagos.

Comment by Patrick Bedarf on December 29, 2010 at 5:59am
mmmmh super sweet, can you explain some of your thoughts and roughly the process behind?
Comment by Philipp on December 26, 2010 at 3:43pm
wow, thats really cool!

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