Building Blocks

I’ve been struggling to write my own eisenscripts in the Blender Sverchok GA Node XML format, so I finally downloaded the original Structure Synth and had a play with that. It was a good move and I think I’m finally starting to understand how to approach writing new scripts.

My first script is an attempt at creating a series of buildings.

Tumblr_20180113 Building Blocks 2

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Preparing Eisenscript for the XML Translator

I mentioned in the Translating Nabla post that I’ve been using Elfnor‘s Eisenscript-to-XML python script to quickly translate Structure Synth Eisenscript files into the XML format needed for the Sverchok Generative Art node.

After various attempts, I’ve come up with a set of rules to prepare a Structure Synth Eisenscript for the XML translator to avoid the dreaded, “I don’t understand the eisenscript” message.

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Translating Nabla

Today’s experiment was to convert the Nabla script from this Flickr post.

I’ve been using Elfnor‘s Eisenscript-to-XML python script to quickly translate Structure Synth Eisenscript files into the XML format needed for the Sverchok Generative Art node. However, my first few attempts with this one failed to run – with the GA node turning ‘error red’ every time I connected it up. After much head-scratching, I realised the GA XML rule weight field wants an integer value, not the floats contained in the original script. I multiplied all the weights by a hundred and voila!

2017_365p_20171214 Nabla Hologram

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Adventures in Sverchok’s Generative Art Node

I’ve always been fascinated by fractals, recursion and the like. So when I found the Generative Art node (a port of Structure Synth) in the Sverchok add-on for Blender, I had to give it a go.

There’s lots of information and help here: http://elfnor.com/generative-art-updated-examples.html

Examples of what you can do in Structure Synth are in the Flickr group  here: https://www.flickr.com/groups/structuresynth/

 

Anyway, I thought I’d document some of my attempts, just in case it’s of any interest/use to anyone. So here goes…

20171213 – White Tori

20171213 White Tori

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