Nudibranch
(by Marios Tsiliakos)
Nudibranch is a set of components facilitating and automating Grasshopper’s capacity to generate distance-based value datasets, while recording
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Nudibranch is a set of components facilitating and automating Grasshopper’s capacity to generate distance-based value datasets, while recording particle traces moving within attractor defined vector-fields, that can be further implemented into animated simulations.

In particular, Nudibranch aims to automate the attractor generation and development process (one or multiple), while covering most of the frequently used cases, without however intenting to replace or render useless the basic understanding of how attractors operate. In addition a few animation components enable the real-time interaction between attractors and the affected data offering a more coherent output of the affected enitities or values.

Nudibranch is an experimental project and it might still contain  bugs. Please use it "as is", it does not come with warranties. Please give credit where credit is due according to the license file.

A brief documentation is available in the download folder.

To install:

  • In Grasshopper, choose File > Special Folders > Components folder. Save the gha file there.
  • Or in RH5.0 -> C:\Users\"YourComputer’sName”\AppData\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\5.0\Plug-ins\Grasshopper {.......}\0.9.56.0\Components
  • Or in RH4.0 -> \Program Files \Rhinoceros 4.0\Plug-ins\Grasshopper\Components. Save the gha file there.
  • Right-click the file > Properties > make sure there is no "blocked" text
  • When restarting- reloading grasshopper you should have an extra tab named Nudibranch, containing 4 sub-tabs

Note*: The current version of Nudibranch is working only in Rhinoceros 5.0.

Note**: Nudibranch_0028 is tested in Rhino5.0 Sr4 and GH 0.9.0056

More information and examples/experimentations can be found on my personal blog Digital [Sub]stance or on Grasshopper3d.

- Marios Tsiliakos

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