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Axolotl

ADDON. Version 1.0. Released on 2021-May-19. Provides 65 components. Created by Mathias Bernhard. Features 0 video tutorials.
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 Intersect
Boolean Intersect
Boolean Subtract
Boolean Subtract
Boolean Union
Boolean Union
Sum
Sum
DivComponent (Division)
Division
Mercury
Based on hg_sdf by the demogroup MERCURY (http://mercury.sexy/hg_sdf/)
Metaball
Metaball
Morph
Morph
MultComponent (Multiplication)
Multiplication
SmoothIntersection
Smooth intersection between two objects
SmoothSubtraction
SmoothSubtraction description
SmoothUnion
SmoothUnion
SmoothUnionList
Smooth Union of an entire list of distance objects
WaveComponent (Wave)
Wave

1 Primitives

Box
Box
Capsule
Capsule
Ellipsoid
Ellipsoid
Cone
Cone
Cylinder
Cylinder
Sphere
Sphere
Egg
Egg
Ellipse 2D
Ellipse 2D
Plane
Plane
PlatonicSolid
PlatonicSolid
PolygonExtrusion
PolygonExtrusion
Spiral
Spiral
Torus
Torus

5 Modifications

Array
Array description
Array Limited
Array Limited
Blend
Blend
Blur
Blur description
Orient
Orient from world XY plane to another plane
Shell
Shell
Levelset
Levelset
MatrixTransform
MatrixTransform
Overlay
Overlay
Polar Array
Polar Array
Twist
TwistComponent description

3 Lattices

Sine
Sine
Lattice
Lattice
LatticePolar
LatticePolar
Voronoi
Voronoi
Noise
Noise description
Sine 3D
Sine 3D
TPMS
TPMS
TPMS D (TPMS Distance Object Modifier)
TPMS D
TPMS P (TPMS Polar)
TPMS P
TPMS S (TPMS Spherical)
TPMS S

8 Analysis

Contour2DValues
Contour2DValues
EvaluatePoints
EvaluatePoints description
Gradient Vector
Gradient Vector
Slice2D
Slice2D
Slice2DSimple
Slice2DSimple

7 Meshing

Isosurface Distancefield
Isosurface Distancefield
Isosurface Distancefunction
Isosurface Distancefunction
Isosurface Octree
Isosurface Octree
Dense Grid
Dense Grid
Voxel Size
Voxel Size

6 Math

Tanh
Tanh of value
Add
Addition of value
Mult
Multiplication with value
Abs
Absolute value

2 Geometry

Pipe
This component creates a pipe of circular cross section around an input curve.If two radii are specified, the radius linearly blends from R1 to R2 along the curve.
Sweep
Sweep description
Distance Wrapper
Distance Wrapper

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