Rhino ++ Grasshopper – Plethora Project Plethora-Project.com is an initiative to accelerate computational literacy in the frame of architecture and design. It aligns with the "show me your screens" motto of the TopLap live-coding group attempting to get rid of Obscurantism in digital design. Directed by Jose Sanchez Contact me at : firstname.lastname@example.org Bio: Jose Sanchez is an Architect / Programmer / Game Designer based in Los Angeles, California. Digging on Shigeru I’m fascinated by Shigeru Ban’s Nine Bridge Club house. The projection of the a rectangular grid down into these funnel shapes is such a simple idea on a large scale and totally mind bending in the details. For my sketch, I made a quarter of one funnel with a revolve, cut it down to a square edge, divided the surface, then turned off the U and V grids, and used intersects projected from Level 1. The panel is just a half step pattern with this geometry. Plenty of flaws in the lattice (intersect based gridlines can get a little funky at the edges, particularly in tangency conditions) but it’s getting there.
HKS Architects - Flattening the World of Parametric Design Matthew Kennedy Question: What do Frank Gehry, a car salesman and healthcare planners all have in common? Answer: Parametric Design First, let me explain what I mean by parametric design. Logic gate In electronics, a logic gate is an idealized or physical device implementing a Boolean function; that is, it performs a logical operation on one or more logical inputs, and produces a single logical output. Depending on the context, the term may refer to an ideal logic gate, one that has for instance zero rise time and unlimited fan-out, or it may refer to a non-ideal physical device (see Ideal and real op-amps for comparison). Logic gates are primarily implemented using diodes or transistors acting as electronic switches, but can also be constructed using electromagnetic relays (relay logic), fluidic logic, pneumatic logic, optics, molecules, or even mechanical elements. With amplification, logic gates can be cascaded in the same way that Boolean functions can be composed, allowing the construction of a physical model of all of Boolean logic, and therefore, all of the algorithms and mathematics that can be described with Boolean logic. In reversible logic, Toffoli gates are used.
Visari to Grasshopper Click image above 2 watch video Autodesk is developing a new program, ‘Vasari’, which allows for quick and efficient wind and heat gain analysis. A common problem is pulling information across from these types of programs, like EcoTect, into a designers environment like Rhino and Grasshopper or 3D Studio. Blog Archive » Attracted Flows This is a rhinoscript where you can set various points where vectors flow out from according to a certain velocity. As these vectors travel, the flows are attracted to the various attractor points in different weights three dimensionally. It simulates a close logic to the emitted particles being attracted to newton forces in Maya. Option Explicit ‘Script written by Howard Jiho Kim / crtl-i.com Call Main()
Jewelry webinar About six months ago, Australian jeweler Chris Botha started playing with T-Splines for Rhino and posting his results in the T-Splines forum. His gallery thread has turned into the most prolific on our forum, with 161 posts and over 12000 views, and is filled with dozens of jewelry pieces that are distinctively organic. On Friday, October 28, 2011 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT, Chris will present at a free T-Splines webinar, “How T-Splines changed my approach to making jewelry in CAD.” Beware of using the UTCI approximation at extreme values - James Ramsden The UTCI is one of the more popular ways of estimating the perceived levels of thermal comfort in a space. In this previous post, I published some C# code that allows you to calculate the UTCI. This code accepts inputs of air temperature, mean radiant temperature, humidity and wind velocity, and returns an equivalent perceived temperature in degC. According to the original author here, it is only valid for certain input ranges, namely:
BEND MANUAL The workshop manual is available to read online and download below. It contains all seminar descriptions and daily exercises together with a brief for intermediate and final projects. BEND Manual Download Link Recordings of lectures/presentations can be found on ExLab Vimeo site. Grasshopper Modules - Proxy Wiki From Phylogenesis, FOA 2003 The following Grasshopper modules were created in consultation with FOA's Phylogenesis, in particular the taxonomy of forms found at the conclusion of the book. Grasshopper is an exciting and evolving modeling platform - the following examples attempt to develop a range of geometric examples to explore its form-making potentials. Andrew Payne, a GSAPP alum, has created a comprehensive primer on Grasshopper that can be found here. You should have this handy for reference.
hybridbiostructures: DigiHYBIOS 1.0 & AnaHYBIOS 3.0 / New Approach: From Digital FormFinding to Analogue Methods With the latest HYBIOS, we adopted a new approach. This time the experiment was based on a digital FormFinding algorithm using Daniel Piker's Kangaroo Plugin for Grasshopper. The new experiment also resolved some of the issues of the previous experiment. A cellular grid was used to generate a frame for pathways to have a more even floor to walk on. "Designing Programs" - edited by Casey Reas (@reas) and Chandler McWilliams (@brysonian) #creativecode #design (This essay was commissioned by Centre national des arts plastiques for Graphisme en France 2012) - Edited by Casey Reas and Chandler McWilliams - Technical mastery and innovation are part of the rich history of visual design. The printing press is the quintessential example of how a shift in design technology can ripple through society. In the Twenty-First Century, innovation in design often means pushing the role of computers within the visual arts in new directions. Writing software is something that’s not typically associated with the work of a visual designer, but there’s a growing number of designers who write custom software as a component of their work.
Climate Data Trajectories In an earlier post, we focused on simpler ways to interact with climate data. By using a flexible interface, a designer can potentially identify visual patterns and parametric relationships in weather files. Since the previous post, we’ve worked with LMN’s sustainability team and learned of a recent Building Green lecture regarding EPW files. The presentation was by Christoph Reinhart of MIT, and in it he referred to some compelling research by the University of Southampton: the Climate Change World Weather File Generator.
Laser cutting tool for block models « Dreamation Workshop Often in architectural design we need to build site context model to get a rough sense of the surrounding buildings. There are multiple ways of sculpting the prisms, but the main principle is to prepare walls that extrudes from the base curve and wrap it around to top and bottom slab. To make them nicely, the “walls” have to take into considerations the thickness of the material one is using. For example, at an exterior 90degrees corner, while some master model makers will try to knife the wall edges into a type of Miter Joint with extreme care and the expense of time.