ADVANCE CAD _ COURSE DOCUMENTATION
The natural world is an endless playground of ingenious solutions to problems that have evolved
over hundreds of millions of years.
In this course, I am working on the Grasshopper to generate complex forms that I inspired from nature and translate them into my design works.
Academic project: Advance cad/ 2020 winter section
Rhode island school of design
Project by: Yutong
00 Project 1
Natural forms are a result of a collection of constraints and parameters. Using the AskNature.org, the Library and the Nature Lab, research one aspect of a biological or
inorganic morphology that occurs in nature with the goal of understanding how and why these
forms emerge. The forms can be either microscopic or macroscopic.
- PART 1
- Present (2) options for your proposed topic of inquiry, images, and sources.
- Create a sketch of your specimen from life
- Create a diagrammatic drawing(s) explaining the morphology you are investigating. Pay particular attention to what the defining parameters are.
I choose the fungus as my research topic, for their rich variety of structural compositions and attractively appearances.
To begin with, I did some pre-researches of diiferent types of fungus. Most of them have linear structures, while others look totally different. Therefore I divide my research into to parts: the linear type and the other strange types.
・ The linear type
The first structure I researched is the linear texture under its cap, the gills.
The parameters that define the structure are quantity, diameter, thickness... Other factors such as the degree of bending, the spacing & dense and the height.
Some mushroom grows together. The way they arrange
can also be an important factor.
・ Other types
Among these strange fungi, I am most interested in the structure of Calvatia sculpta. I can't believe it belongs to the family of mushroom.
Steps of structure-forming，and the parameters ：
1. the size
2. the number of surfaces
3. the height
4. the angle, curvature or further detail structures