Our human-machine workflow involve using a sandbox as a zen drawing template. By using sand as the drawing medium, it is easy to create and reset patterns. Modeling sand is on one side a predictable action, on the other it also entails an unpredictable component due to the complex behavior of granular materials.
Drawing of an output curve arrayed in a mandala-like pattern
Chart showing the outputs for various input curves.
Flow chart of algorithm showing how the Grasshopper script analyzes the input curves and uses that information to generate output curves based off of the qualities of the inputs.
3D Printed tool tip that was used to create depth and variation in the sand drawings.