Quelea - agent-based design for Grasshopper
(by lxfschr)
Agent-Based Modeling for Designers
+ A new paradigm for 3D modeling utilizing agents.
+ Assign forces and behaviors to systems of agents to create i
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Agent-Based Modeling for Designers
+ A new paradigm for 3D modeling utilizing agents.
+ Assign forces and behaviors to systems of agents to create interactions.
+ Utilize any data to drive the system.
+ Easily debug your system by displaying individual force vectors.
+ High performance, parallel algorithms, spatial data-structures.
+ Write your own custom forces, no coding required.
+ Open source framework for others to build custom behaviors.
+ Boid forces: Cohese, Separate, Align, & View.
+ Contain Agents within Brep, Box, Surface, and Polysurface environments.
+ Forces: Path Follow, Attract, Contain, Surface Flow, Seek, Arrive, Avoid Obstacle, Avoid Unaligned Collision, Sense Image, Sense Point, & more to come.
+ Behaviors: Bounce Contain, Kill Contain, Initial Velocity, Eat, Set Velocity, & more to come.

Future work:

+ Behaviors to drive simulations of people and vehicles.

+ Temporal inputs can change the actions of the system over time.

View the source code on GitHub

Join the Group on Grasshopper3d.com

I have tested this project, but it is the first release and it might still contain bugs. Please use it "as is", it does not come with warranties. I spent a lot of time developing the logic and implementing it, please give credit where credit is due.

If you find any bugs or have any feature requests please post them on the GitHub Issue Tracker which will allow everyone to see which bugs are open or closed and allows me to update you when it is fixed.

Before you install Quelea, uninstall the previous version called Agent to avoid conflicts. Just go to the Components folder and delete Agent.gha.

To install:

  • In Grasshopper, choose File > Special Folders > Components folder. Save the gha file there.
  • Right-click the file > Properties > make sure there is no "blocked" text
  • Restart Rhino and Grasshopper

 

To get started check out this video tutorial on how to set up a basic particle scene. Follow along with this example script.

Learn how to set up a flocking simulation with agents in this video tutorial and example file.

To learn more about the polymorphic type system in the latest release of Quelea see this video explanation.

 

- Alex Fischer

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