# Minimal Surface Alternatives

In this grasshopper definition, by using the Fox & Pufferfish plugin you can model different expressions of minimal surfaces.

In this grasshopper definition, by using the Fox & Pufferfish plugin you can model different expressions of minimal surfaces.

In this grasshopper definition, you can create a voxelized shell shape by subtracting two volumes and finally model a Triply Periodic Minimal Surface.

In this grasshopper definition you can create a 3d sine iso surface by using the Axolotl Plugin.

In this definition you can use the Lunchbox plugin to extract data from an Excel file. Then by using a technique for data management and Lunchbox Chart View you can visualize the data.

In this grasshopper definition, you can create a parametric radial structure and then thicken and subdivide it by using the Fatten and Weaverbird plugin.

In this grasshopper definition by creating a particle simulation with Stella3d Plugin, and allowing particles to follow in a field generated by the Tundra Plugin, you can create a parametric particle-based motion.

In this grasshopper definition by defining gravitational load with the Kangaroo plugin on a series spheres, you can see how they bounce and collide.

In this grasshopper definition you can model a parametric maze on a sphere by rebuilding two layers of curves.

In this grasshopper definition, by offsetting a series of scaled frames on a sphere, you can create a spiky like parametric model.

In this grasshopper definition by creating and adjusting a parametric noise on a grid of points and then lofting them back you can model a kinetic like form.

In this grasshopper definition by using standard minimal surface equations, you can create different minimal surfaces and also use Align vertices to avoid generating an invalid mesh.

In this grasshopper definition by creating a series of Twisted boxes on a surface and morphing an arc in them you can model a parametric radial pattern.

In this grasshopper definition by choosing a random point inside a rectangle and creating a loop which constantly cuts the rectangle from a point vertically and horizontally you can have a parametric subdivided model.

In this grasshopper definition, by defining a planar module and mirroring it by one of the module’s edge as the mirror plane, you can create aggregation model from this recursive loop.

In this grasshopper definition, by distributing random points on a geometry and picking the closest point for reaching the goal, you can model a parametric growing form by using the anemone & Dendro plugin.

In this grasshopper definition by creating a loop from the anemone plugin, you can create different geometries by changing the segments of the initial polygon or by changing the loop count.At the end you can subdivide the results for a smoother mesh.

In this grasshopper definition by using the PerlinNoise component of the Noise 4d plugin you can produce a changing value for a iso surface which is generated with Millipede.You can also subdivide the mesh surface to have a smoother result.

In this grasshopper definition you can create a surface which is based on the Chladni equation. You can also make the mesh faces colorful by a gradient and Subdivide the surface by Weaverbird plugin to have a smoother mesh.

In this grasshopper definition you can create a grid of boxes and change their oreintations by using the CurlNoise Component.

In this Grasshopper definition by extracting vertices from a spherical mesh and using the Stella3d plugin to generate forces, you can deform the mesh till the vertices reach a minimum distance.

In this grasshopper definition you can create a sphere which is covered with a series of Voronoi cells and then extrude some of them in the normal direction to model a sun-like shape.

In this grasshopper definition you can model a mesh as its rotting down. You can actually use the Anemone plugin to simulate the process.

In this grasshopper definition you can use the “facet dome” component to cover a sphere with voronoi cells and then move the centroid in the normal direction to finish the model.Finally you can use the weaverbird plugin to smooth the geometry.

In this Grasshopper example file you can model a parametric scissor structure. You can also deform it from a straight line to an arc by changing the parameters.

In this grasshopper definition by using the Stella3d plugin and Weaverbird you can model a parametric expanding voronoi cell model.

In this grasshopper definition by dividing a circle for the particles location and giving them forces by using the Kangaroo plugin we can simulate a collision of a series of marbles, inside a sphere.

In this Grasshopper definition, you can use the “Morph to twisted box” from the Pufferfish plugin to morph a 3D module into a target Nurbs surface. You can also use the “Tween two colors” to give the final results a colorful look.

In this grasshopper definition by exploding a mesh sphere and by using the Pufferfish plugin you can extrude the faces towards their normals controlled by a sine wave.

In this grasshopper definition you can model a parametric sine wave surface and then use Paneling Tools to divide it into a grid and use a point attractor to deform the grid.

In this grasshopper definition you can model a constantly changing surface by using the Stella3d Plugin, and defining an attractor which attracts the particles towards itself.