Tree – and lake

Many things in nature grow from little to big. In fact, many people, when asked to name things that shrink, cannot normally name any for some time. But how does a tree actually grow?

Lindermayer was also fascinated by this question and develped a whole set of explanations, as a part of wider sintax-free grammars, to explain it. L-systems explain the groth of trees through a simple, unfolding, enlargement process, that we can imagine as the restarting every spring.

“Just a small change in the script of The crown and we get closer to an autumnal view.”

Download the source code: Rhino VBScript file tree1.rvb.

“Option Explicit” is a series of scripts developed in collaboration with Ryoko Ikeda that deals with organic, abstract form and contemplates experiments that have been dealt with in aspects like geometry, light and shadows.

The intermediate goal is computationally explore shape creation, using the implementation of VBScripting that is offered inside Rhinoceros 4.0. The more far-seeing goal is to investigate algorithmic relationships among entities that usually surround us and re-establish their creative articulations, to simply allow us to deal with complexity.

One Response to “Tree – and lake”

  • Steve Says:

    Love the trees. I make lots of them in Netlogo. I wish someone would create a turtle-based script for Rhino, like Rabbit but better and up-to-date.

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