Axolotl provides a small but growing set of volumetric modeling components for Rhino Grasshopper. They come as GH user objects and most of them are Python scripts.
Keywords: signed distance fields (SDF), voxel space, function representation (FRep), constructive solid geometry (CSG), implicit surface
- Download and unpack the zip-Archive
- Copy the content of the folder UserObjects (*.ghuser files) into the corresponding special folder of your Grasshopper installation (Grasshopper: File > Special Folders > User Object Folder)
- You should then see a new tab "Axolotl" appear in the GH toolbar, containing the Axolotl components
- The zip-Archive contains a second folder with some example definitions
There are some example definitions in a folder in the zip-Archive and additional description in the readme and on the Github repo.
NEW: No dependency on 3rd party plugins (Millipede) anymore. Axolotl now has its own isosurface (marching cubes) component.
More about the research on volumetric modeling can be found here: dbt.arch.ethz.ch/research-stream/volumetric-modelling/
The most recent version of the components can be found here: github.com/dbt-ethz/Axolotl
The idea is that this becomes a proper GH plugin one day. Some of the components might get rewritten in C# for performance improvement.
DBT - Digital Building Technologies / ITA / ETH Zurich / Mathias Bernhard / firstname.lastname@example.org