L-Systems Tree in Processing [Recursive Branching]

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I started playing around with a code i have written last year based on the prototype of  Alasdair Turner’s Recursive tree ( you can find it here). I added a few snapshots of the algorithm which operates in a recursive manner adding new branches into parent ones. There is however a parametric control over the variables, such as the number of generations, the  mutation rate, the size and width of the branch all integrated in an associative procedure + a randomness that provides a large amount of interesting results. I might be posting the code soon , as long as I work it a little bit more and reinforced it with some commenting ( boring….). I really look forward implementing a phototropic character into the algorithm, affecting its organization and hierarchy through the sun’s position..

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3D Interface for Architects In Processing

Architectural 3D interface for ProcessingI decided to post this Processing Code that i wrote during my thesis project,( slightly improved and more adaptive though). It would be really helpful if I had something like this made when I was working on my research projects, so I believe it is going to help a lot of people. The system is consisted by a 3-axis  environment, a grid and a custom made solar system the angle(sun-ground angle) of which is calculated. there is a customized support by text display while the algorithm is running and a clock in case time is a parameter of the examined algorithm. I am posting a few snapshot of the interface as well as an early video from my thesis in AAC.

You can download the algorithm here

It uses OpenGl and Peasycam libraries.

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ITnetDesign Parametric Desk using Grasshopper

itnet deskI was asked by ITnetDesign a firm focusing on hardware and software support services to design a custom made piece of furniture for the new firm’s main offices. It had to be constructed  by metal and glass and also to be available in various sizes. I used GH to write a fully adjustable parametrically organized definition to generate easily a large amount of similar but not identical desks. The size of the furniture is reconfigurable and the steel bars are randomized accordingly. Unfortunately I can’t share the code since it is still used for commercial purposes.

The first PrototypeThe first prototype