I can see that you would have a highly motivated niche market for the plugin, particularly in your part of the world, and increasingly so here in Australia. But the downside I’m seeing for your intended use is that you need to model the houses. That’s quite a bit of effort and a skill that the average Feng shui aficionado may not have.
I can’t see many people Modelling multiple houses to check the position of the Dragon.
But then as I’m writing this I can see that an Architectural firm could well offer this as part of their package.
Go for it.
I had a colleague once who was into Feng Shui. It felt strange to me having the analogies driving the design. I guess there is a (small) niche for it and a small base of people who can really appreciate a design based on its principles.
If you’re passionate about using Feng Shui in your design process and a plugin could help you make better designs or iterate design options more fast - I would definitely say ‘go for it’.
It just says that one can not choose a set of algoritmes to describe everything, it is (proven to be) incomplete and, more important: one can not prove it’s own consistency within a given set ( of algoritmes)
While this proven for the natural numbers in mathematics, one could extrapolate this theorem to any set of assumptions. @Anssi: truth is relative by nature
Well, are we not extrapolating now? While empirical observation has confirmed that the universe follows mathematical formulas quite well, it still might be a case of correlation vs. causation.
“Everything” is an unknown construct and has the probable answer 42. To a surprising extent every thing that can be observed seems to follow an algorithm. In our observable universe tables and theorems exist, but qi doesn’t
Thanks, everyone. I didn’t expect that this plugin will spark off such a lively discussion.
Thanks Box and maxB for the encouragement to create this plugin as well.
I like to reiterate that everyone is entitled to his/her own opinions.
In any case, gsharp is correct. In Asia, many people do believe in Feng Shui.
For myself, I am interested in this topic because it has been around for thousands of years, passing down from generations to generations. There must be a reason for this.
Just an update on the progress of the plugin. I have created the Eight Mansions logic. Will touch up and then move on to the Flying Stars algorithm.