Grasshopper Experiment


Hi everyone,

I would like to write a script on the grasshopper and what I expect is giving that script some data like climate, space syntax, etc, and this script would combine those data and give me some lines or curves on-site which are the best circulation, location and massing results about when we consider the climatic and connectivity conditions.

I couldn’t explain well but here is an example which is similar to my goal; 17

If anyone has an idea or guidance that would be great, thanks in advance.

Nov 11, 19 12:41 pm

The link you provided includes very complex and deliberate systems that would have taken months of experimenting and study to understand how to put it all together.

aka - you need to actually start with some beginner tutorials and learn grasshopper itself, instead of asking for someone to do it for you to get the result you want. that's kind of the point of going to school...

Nov 11, 19 2:31 pm

Google Wallacei.

Also, when losing your mind in grasshopper, always remember to ask yourself who or what is designing your project. Are the results predetermined? Are the psuedo-determined by complex but ultimately finite data sets? Even random generators used by some of these algos are essentially seeded. Why would a data set even want or need to be converted into an architectural design? Don't let your tail wag you...

Nov 11, 19 3:59 pm

You guys are savage, maybe you should help the guy out instead of inflating your own egos. 

A good place to start with utilising environmental data is Ladybug/Honeybee, I would start with ladybug as it is more straight forward, and you can gather all sorts of info; eg. radiation, shading, UTCI, the list goes on. And then from there another useful plug in is Galapagos which can analyse the ladybug data to create generative designs in search of the optimal result of what you are trying to achieve, eg shading of a facade. 

for the syntax there is a plugin called 'Space syntax' and 'Spiderweb' that will help you gain data for the spacial syntax. 

For better analysis of street syntax though there is a separate program called DepthmapX which is probably the best for analysing the Space Syntax for both street and internal spaces, you could then maybe use this data or use these lines (exported as an .svg file) into rhino and use them as vectors some how. 

that covers you for the analysis side of things, but for how you then convey all of that information into a script that produces results is down to you, it is a very broad question. maybe someone else who knows a good way to use it will have some suggestions. Or they will just slate you for asking the question, like the previous two comments. 

Good luck! 

Nov 11, 19 5:12 pm

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