Life is full of funny coincidences. Totally unrelated to the last post, someone just gave me a heads up about a free download for Generative Components. Now, I dabble in Grasshopper, and scratch my head a bit about Catia/Digital Project watching from the outside, but in terms of digital diversity, I really don't get out much. So if I see the opportunity to drop this (in)famous application onto my desktop and fiddle, well, by god I'm going to fiddle.
And I am humbled. As with any new application, you open it and see the befuddlement stretching out before you like the great plains. I just want to figure out how to draw a line . . . how? Well, take your pick:
Back in the day, I did my fair share of 2d Microstation, but this is a whole other ballgame. The enticing thing about it is something I had heard about from others but never got around to experiencing first hand. The "thin wrapper" around the API, the completely exposed guts and wires. I want to know more. Especially when I see this sweet little symbolic hierarchy of relationships that gets generated on the fly.
Or this ugly and powerful looking explicit manner to define a simple arc.
Yes, I know, plenty of you have been far down this path already, so I won't blog extensively on my bumbling toddler-like first steps. But when I get a chance over the next few weeks, I hope to be able to dip my toe in this strange yet familiar water. Anybody have some tutorials to point this Padawan towards?