Here is a short series of videos showing the basic usage of Ladybug tools in a canopy design. I prepared this for my Parametric Design Systems elective course. Students are encouraged to design their own canopies utilizing a similar workflow. I hope I’ll be able to present their works later.

Utilizing “Force Field” components of Grasshopper to show my students how it is easy to develop flexible surfaces in design. The classical parametric canopy design is introduced in this video: According to Wikipedia; In vector calculus, a vector field is an assignment of a vector to each point in a subset of space.[1] A vector field in the plane, for instance, can be visualized as a collection of arrows with a given magnitude and direction each attached to a point in the plane. Vector fields are often used to model, […]