My question is regarding how to create a branched root system that begins above ground from a stem as shown in Fig 1. (Image) Fig 2. (Plan view) Fig3. (Section).
- I have used Grasshopper for creating the circular plan view L-branching
- I have set the parameters for the depth of the roots (3m to 6m, increasing further away from centre)
- I have the line work and overall components (Fig 4.)
Where I am struggling is how to elevate the curves from a central stem and pipe the curves/roots organically to an end rootball (Fig 3.)? I attempted to create the piping with a Delaunay triangulation connecting the curves but it failed. Scouring the forums there is the usage of Cocoon to possibly create this, so I wanted to ask if anyone could assist to learn from.
It would be much appreciated. Thank you
Fig 1: Mangrove Prop Roots
Fig 2. Plan View_Root L-Branching
Fig 3. Section View_Root Branching
Fig 4. Attempt