Sunday, July 20, 2008

Spiral Revisited

This grasshopper project builds on an earlier exercise that built a spiral using simple transformations. While it is relatively simple to define a spiral mathematically, it is difficult to modify the strict form using the expression. If you are interested in the expression for a spiral, here is a link to the Google group posting.

The goal for this project was to have the first few points lay flat before changing elevation. The thought was this would give it a stable base.

Projecting the shape flat then allows for the creation of the "V" column at the termination of the spiral. A split, subset, and interval are used to create spokes between different parts of the spiral.

Here is a
link to the grasshopper file.

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