Sunday, 31 May 2015

Interactivity - Grasshopper - Final + Animation

As i tried to implement my led structure that i made in grasshopper previously, later discussion with the group it changed because if we add the led structure on top of the main structure it would  messy and destroy the main concept instead of enhancing it. To add the interactivity to it, LED is integrated into structure. 

Section: LED integrated into the pipe.
So the next step was to conceptualize the interactivity in grasshopper to show what it looks like but when I was given the GH file to start scripting. it wasn't as easy as one two three.  

Problems identified
  • The structure of the pipe is constructed by 3 separate components which is combined after to form one pipe. See Image below "Pipe Component"
  • Order of the components are not in the right order so we can display the interactivity in one smooth motion. It starts from the middle to end then front to middle. 
  • More complex is the order of middle section is messy. it wasn't 1,2,3,4,5, it was 1,3,4,2,5 

Pipe Component, Red Green, Blue
Step 1. 
Sort the order of the component to the desired order, then merge it in the correct order.

GH Script: Sorting our the order
GH Script: Sorting the Order of middle section

Step 2.
Apply this to other 2 components

GH: Sorting Script applied on all component
Step 3.
Create the desired lighting effect. "Light up one pipe at a time throughout the structure.
Merge the pipe component then List Item with a custom preview to show a different colour.

GH Script: Lighting Effect.
Colour of Blacktown sportspark logo
Orange: R: 243, G:140, B45
Blue: R: 44, G67, B121
Step 4. 
Screen capture or video

Below is a video that displays the lighting effect.

Download Link for GH File:

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