Program Massing Demo

Here’s a demonstration for creating quick diagrammatic animations for programming masses. This draws on the tools developed in previous posts (graphic programming, box snapping and animating transformations matrices).

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Rather than creating path curves for all of these boxes, Grasshopper is used to array the masses based on a given sorting parameter (volume, height, type, final mass). Once these fixed states are defined, the Transformer component takes care of the animations between.

Animating these transitions provides more than a mere attempt to look flashy. Transitions help the viewer to better understand data. For more info, check out this research from UC Berkeley.