Generative Modeling

In this class we formally learned the Grasshopper plugin for Rhino, opening us up to the world of parametric modeling. Like other digital media, I picked the program up quickly. Even without a coding background, Grasshopper, and to a much lesser extent Python, made sense. My favorite assignment was the walker project, where we had to simulate a walker that would stay inside a bounding geometry and not enter geometries within those bounds. I had a unique approach that used recursion through scriptcontext to accomplish the assignment in fewer than 40 lines of code, which as far I as know was the fewest lines used in the class. It also ended up making a cool pointcloud, since the spheres that made up the path grew larger over time.