FormWriter is a simple and powerful programming language for generating three-dimensional geometry, intended for architectural designers with little programming experience to be able to generate three dimensional forms algorithmically without writing complex code. FormWriter’s main features include a unified coding and graphics environment providing immediate feedback and a “flying turtle” – a means of generating three dimensional data through differential geometry.

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2001 FormWriter: A Little Language for Generating Three-Dimensional Form Algorithmically, Gross, M.D., in B. de Vries, J. van Leeuwen, and H. Achten. Proc. Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures 2001, Eindhoven, Netherlands. Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 577-588. [pdf]