TOOL: gHowl + Processing + Toxiclibs

physics simulation and processing has probably heard of the amazing toxiclibs library that includes a powerful 2D and 3D physics system (among many other tasty bits and pieces). Recently I had a need to directly integrate particles and springs between processing and Rhino. Since the results were quite effective (compared to my short ventures in kangaroo) I thought I’d share my basic method.

The processing example is adapted from a basic example that comes with toxiclibs and could easily be converted to 3D. It is interactive (click and drag to move the particles around) and everything works quite smoothly with 300+ particles although rhino only picks up the particles positions when gHowl ticks.

To run this you will need:

Posted by Joe S.  Source: Grasshopper3D