The aim of the thesis by Antonio Turiello is to analyze an approach to generative modeling based on the algorithmic logic through some applications in the field of geometric modeling, an ambit of study that is basilar for the activity of the designer. The methodological evolution in digital age can be understood in the meaning that modeling assumes in generative design, becoming integral part of the generation process of no more unique solution. The algorithm is the description of the logical process that enables to approach to generative modeling so as both intuitive and versatile. The tool used in the algorithmic approach is the plug-in Grasshopper, a visual editor for scripting applied to the modeling software Rhinoceros.
In the thesis are realized some generative algorithms for analyzing the above approach:
- Ruled surfaces
- Loft Surfaces
- Shape tweens
Therefore are designed real modeling tools, illustrating the results as well as briefly describe the procedures to realization, then coming to some concluding remarks about the algorithmic approach used and its productive potential in the design.
See the thesis (in Italian) at http://antonioturiello.blogspot.com/2012/02/modellazione-geometrica-generativa-un_16.html