Auxin Flux Canalisation

Each layer illustrates a change in step length Auxin Flux Canalisation is a an algorithmic process developed by Adam Runions at the University of Calgary Algoritmic Botany group to model the morphogenesis of leaf venation. The key to the process is a simulation of the distribution and flux of auxin -a plant hormone- whose distribution … Continue reading

Solar Incidence

Mesh incidence analysis Ted Ngai’s solar incidence definition has been the standard grasshopper definition for calculating solar position and sun angles since it was released over 2 years ago. Since that time, Grasshopper has released update after update and has switched from OpenNurbs to RhinoCommon for script components. Ngai’s definition is not significantly affected because … Continue reading

Swarm Shelving

Shelving furniture for an academic office based on vector swarming simulated in Grasshopper using VB.NET with controls for density, dimensions, and bundling behavior. The interior face displays the same vector field as the exterior, but with greater depth and width to create functional storage space. This subtle divergence can be read from the exterior in … Continue reading

Wind Impact Simulation:

Feasibility study of renewable energy sources. Ten years of monthly average wind directions and speed (via Wolfram), in reaction with topographic variations simulated in Processing for visual analysis using the Anar+ library and a custom built half-edge mesh class. Darkness of the line indicates proximity to ground. Red squares mark wind impact with and deflection … Continue reading