Computational Design for Landscape Architects This book is a guide to computational design for landscape architects replete with extensive tutorials. It introduces algorithmic approaches for modeling and designing landscapes. The aim of this book is to use algorithms to understand and design landscape as a generative system, i.e. to harness the processes that shape landscape to generate new forms. An algorithmic approach to design is gently introduced through visual programming with Grasshopper, before more advanced methods are taught in Python, a high-level programming language. Topics covered include parametric design, randomness and noise, waves and attractors, lidar, point cloud modeling, terrain modeling, earthworks, digital fabrication, and more. The chapters include sections on theory, methods, and either visual programming or scripting.
Generative Landscapes A guide to visual programming for 3D modeling, geospatial modeling, and geospatial analysis of landscapes. Software covered includes Rhino and Grasshopper. Tutorials are posted on Youtube.
is a collection of laser scanned trees and other plants.
Each plant is available as
format point clouds released under the
Creative Commons Zero
public domain dedication.