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# Axolotl

##### AXOLOTL provides a set of components for volumetric modeling in Rhino Grasshopper. They work based on the principle of signed distance functions (SDF). In boundary representations (BRep), objects are defined by vertices connected by edges and faces. In function representations (FRep), objects are defined by a function f that maps any point (x,y,z) to a real value d, the distance to the objects: f(x,y,z)=d The components are organized in groups. A typical workflow is to choose objects from PRIMITIVES, combine them using e.g. Boolean operations from COMBINATIONS, add further MODIFICATIONS as necessary and finally visualize the distance object using a component from the MESHING tab. Furthermore, there are different kinds of LATTICES, some MATH functions, components to convert Rhino GEOMETRY into an SDF and some utilities to ANALYSE the SDF.
 1 Primitives
 2 Geometry
 3 Lattices
 4 Combinations
 5 Modifications
 6 Math
 7 Meshing
 8 Analysis

### 4 Combinations

 Boolean IntersectBoolean Intersect Boolean SubtractBoolean Subtract Boolean UnionBoolean Union SumSum DivComponent (Division)Division MercuryBased on hg_sdf by the demogroup MERCURY (http://mercury.sexy/hg_sdf/) MetaballMetaball MorphMorph MultComponent (Multiplication)Multiplication SmoothIntersectionSmooth intersection between two objects SmoothSubtractionSmoothSubtraction description SmoothUnionSmoothUnion WaveComponent (Wave)Wave

### 5 Modifications

 Array LimitedArray Limited BlendBlend BlurBlur description ShellShell LevelsetLevelset OverlayOverlay ArrayArray description TransformTransform Polar ArrayPolar Array TwistTwistComponent description

### 1 Primitives

 Ellipse 2DEllipse 2D BoxBox CapsuleCapsule EllipsoidEllipsoid ConeCone CylinderCylinder SphereSphere EggEgg PlanePlane TorusTorus

### 3 Lattices

 SineSine LatticeLattice VoronoiVoronoi NoiseNoise description Sine 3DSine 3D TPMSTPMS TPMS D (TPMS Distance Object Modifier)TPMS D TPMS P (TPMS Polar)TPMS P TPMS S (TPMS Spherical)TPMS S

### 7 Meshing

 Isosurface DistancefieldIsosurface Distancefield Isosurface DistancefunctionIsosurface Distancefunction Dense GridDense Grid Isosurface OctreeIsosurface Octree Voxel SizeVoxel Size