Understanding Dynamo? random parameter in families


#1

hi

some noob questions - i hope it’s ok.

i have just discovered dynamo via revit > plugins > dynamo.

i have read some of the content on “http://dynamoprimer.com/” and i find it quite interesting, but i’m unsure if i really understand the power of dynamo / revit.

the first reason i discovered dynamo in the first place, was because i was looking for some randomness in revit. so i bought the randomizer plugin - it’s fine but also limited.

so i wonder if there was something i could create myself.

1. pavement brick

i would like to create a pavement brick that has a random material added. so when i render the pavement in 3ds max, it looks more natually.

does anyone know if this i possible to create via dynamo / revit or have i misunderstood the purpose of dynamo?

2. randomness in a office environment

an other use could be to generate some randomness into a office environment - like turn on/off the visibility of computer on a desk.

can one create families where the power of dynamo is integrated so others can use the family?

 

thanks

jorgensen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


#2

Both the outlined cases would be possible. You will have to figure out a workflow though.

You might end up using one or more Random nodes in your graph to achieve the desired outcome

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#3

hi vikram

i’ve figure some of out, please see this thread

http://dynamobim.org/forums/topic/adding-random-material-to-families/#post-41141

but the random seems to tease me :-/

even a simple math.random seems to put out the same number everytime i run the script.