Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Moving Day

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Real World Unit Conversion

This vb Component for Grasshopper allows the user to convert between real world units, ex. inches to centimeters, picas to sun, take your pick. The result is the conversion of one units value to another. The conversion works by taking the input unit and converting it to centimeters as a normal, then multiplies it against the conversion ratio for the specified output unit.
The unit converter supports the following units of measurement, both archaic and common:angstrom, bu, cable, centimeter, chain, chi, cho, cun, decimeter, fathom, fen, foot, furlong, hand, hao, hu, inch, jyo, kabiet, kairi, ken, keub, kilometer, league, li, line, link, meter, micrometre, mil, mile, millimeter, mon, nieu, nonometer, perch, pica, pixel, point, ri, rod, sawk, seaLeague, seaMile, sen, shortCable, shyaku, si, sun, surveyFoot, twip, wah, yard, yin, yote ,zhang.
Ratio's were determined through and .

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Grasshopper Section Updates

The grasshopper section of now has several grasshopper features/ components available for download.
-Advanced Slider (adds low, high, and increment parameters to slider)

-UnitizeValues (takes a series of numbers and unitizes them from 0-1)

-Resequence Point Grid (if a list of points goes row by row, it reorders the points column by column)

-Materialize Vector (converts vectors to a series of polysurfaces for visualization)

-Prev/ Next Point(takes a series of points and produces two list of associated "next" and "prev" points in sequence)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

GEODEX update: Complete

GEODEX is not fully reformatted and up and running with new geometry added. Updates include:
- all geometry types available in Rhino Script txt and downloadable Grasshopper .ghx formats
- all Rhinoscript files updated and corrected (various errors existed and were fixed)
- equations now included parametric, cartesian, and polar.
- comments now available (open for requests and corrections)
- several geometric functions added including serpentine, conchoid, folium, and rhodonea curves

updates to come:
- production of each equation in parametric, cartesian, and polar when available
- additional curve and surface types to be added

until then, enjoy

Congratulations to Form-ula

Congratulations to Form-ula for being one of the six winners of the AIA OPEN CALL for Innovative Curtain Wall Design for their curtain wall design, titled F.A.T. (Fluent Adipose Tectonic): Face Lift. The project will be presented as part of the Integrate : Innovate exhibition coming up at the AIA New York Center for Architecture. I was proud to participate at Form-ula on the project and look forward to seeing future developments from this uniquely innovative office.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Grasshopper now has a devoted Grasshopper Section within the resources pool which will feature .ghx tools and vbComponents in addition to the RhinoScript tools collection. The current focus is on mimicking many of the Rhinoscript functions and methods for structuring and navigating information with the idea of creating a simple set of custom vbComponents to reduce "clutter" in the grasshopper workspace without making the functions too opaque or complex. The basic structure of the downloadable files is a grouped area, which is the tool or component itself and a corresponding "sample" application which plugs into, but is placed outside of, the group. The purpose is to relay the function of the tool without making it difficult to understand where the moment of input and output are. It can be assumed that many of these tools will become obsolete as the plugin continues to develop, or that the workflow these tools are geared towards may not be compatible with many users methods, but still, if they are useful, enjoy.