For my parametric project I chose to work on light diffusers. The three driving parameters are mesh edge length, a graph mapper graph, and the domain maximum number. By changing these parameters I was able to adjust the size of the openings within the body of the light diffuser, the change in scale of the openings from top to bottom, and the maximum thickening of the material.
The product family shears same design space in Grasshopper. All members come from the same definition. I was able to create multiple variations moving sliders.
The project aims to represent the frozen surfaces.How the surface changes the shape according to level of cold. First shape I tried to make simple and created the gradient in between five family members. Starting from first it curves slowly and also grows as a shape. The structure inside the shape, introduces the ornament of the molecule in different density. I tried to create different chemical conditions fitting the shape of the bracelet.
Bracelet shape was created in Grasshopper,connected to Mesh settings, I can control density using the sliders..All the member of the family is printed by the 3D printer.
Here is the video
The Product Families Assignment first got us thinking about a definition that was able to create multiple variations with only the moving of sliders. When we were asked to think about a possible object to create for this, I wanted to make sure to keep it simple, yet elegant. Keeping this in mind, I thought of the simplest forms that we are used to and concluded with parallelograms. Making vessels with varying number of points began to drive the definition, along with a few other factors.
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Family of Planters is a parametrically designed line of planters.
Every plant has different sun or shading needs. People usually use half-shades and screens to protect outdoor plants as well as window pots. These elements are not always well designed, so I am proposing a system where the shade is incorporated to the planter. These products will accommodate 5 different shade requirements for various plant species.
Here you can watch the video of the grasshopper file definition and take a look at the presentation. Enjoy!