# RhinoFabLab - Design + Optimization + Fabrication

Evolutionary Principles applied to Problem Solving There is nothing particularly new about Evolutionary Solvers or Genetic Algorithms. The first references to this field of computation stem from the early 60's when Lawrence J. Fogel published the landmark paper "On the Organization of Intellect" which sparked the first endeavours into evolutionary computing. The term "Evolutionary Computing" may very well be widely known at this point in time, but they are still very much a programmers tool. Pros and Cons Before we dive into the subject matter too deeply though I feel it is important to highlight some of the (dis)advantages of this particular type of solver, just so you know what to expect. Firstly; Evolutionary Algorithms are slow. Secondly, Evolutionary Algorithms do not guarantee a solution. All is not bleak and dismal however, Evolutionary Algorithms have strong benefits as well, some of them rather unique amongst the plethora of computational methods. Evolutionary Algorithms are also quite forgiving. The Process Fitness Functions

Unrolling Surfaces in Grasshopper | Bios Design Collective This Grasshopper definition is proof of concept for a VB component that unrolls developable surfaces to the XY plane. To make the component, I’ve adapted a rhinoscript by Andrew Kudless (of Matsys) to run in VB, enlisting the help of CCA student Ripon DeLeon to write the code.This example uses the VB component to create unrolled surfaces from 4 curves that I have distorted using the cage edit command in rhino. To use the definition on your own projects, simply choose any 4 curves to loft between in sequential order. The blocks of components are grouped somewhat clearly (I hope) so you can add more curves by copy-pasting more blocks and making the few required re-connections to make it work. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. For the above definition, I’ve added tabs along the edges of the unrolled surfaces for ease of attachment. Like this: Like Loading...

Fabrication Grasshopper: Parametric CurvesThis module covers the basic parametric properties of curves along with common grasshopper methods for evaluating and dividing curves. ARCH 598 Summer 2011information >> n-formations FABRICS // LATTICES // FIELDSThis course is designed to introduce and explore computational design, algorithmic thinking, and digital manufacturing–both: the larger ramifications that emerging digital technologies and ideas are having architectural theory via readings, discussions, presentations; and the practical application of these ideas and tools through a series of hands-on, iterative modeling and fabrication assignments. ARCH 581/498 : Fall 2010Digital Design + Fabrication Foundations I Grasshopper: Surface to Planar TrianglesGrasshopper : Surface to Planar Triangles : Fabrication Layout of Planar Components Laser Cutting: Adobe IllustratorLaser Cutting from Adobe Illustrator

Geometrical BIM Tools Development - Geometry Gym Archive » Waffle Structures: Rhino Grasshopper Yes ! the classic waffle structures , I think this kind of definitions are very useful specially to those starting in their way of parametric design and of course Grasshopper, they have a wide range of applications that can go from architectural projects to conceptual furniture like this quick example I made. The definition is made so you can set up the number of sections in the X and Y axis separately , also you can set up the height of each sections as well as the thickness of the material you are going to work with. Finally the definitions orients al the parts to the X-Y axis with an ID tag so you can easily organize them and get them ready for the CNC mill or the laser cutter. This definition will help understand most of the basic components that Grasshopper currently has implemented,It was made with Grasshopper Version 6.0019 we have to remember it still is a WIP so they maybe some problems using it in other versions.

French Express Volume 2 ~ Y ESTE FINDE QUÉ French Express, el joven sello y colectivo de artistas de la costa oeste de los States nos presenta "French Express Volume 2", su nuevo y exquisito compilado publicado de forma gratuita. Con tan solo seis referencias publicadas French Express ya se está convirtiendo en un nuevo referente dentro de las nuevas propuestas musicales más modernas, publicando a artistas como Chris Malinchak y fichando a promesas como Moon Boots. "French Express Volume 2" está formado por 11 tracks de fantástico sonidos disco balearic combinando synths, beats y samples creado por jóvenes valores del sello/Colectivo. Un fantástico compilado que nos encanta y que nos advierte de que todavía no ha terminado el verano. Disfruta!!!

Rhino3D TV - Learn, Teach and Share. ArchDaily | Broadcasting Architecture Worldwide Grasshopper to Catia Progress Update We’re continuing progress with Dassault Systèmes on implementing Catia into architectural process. Our first course of study aims at the Grasshopper/Catia workflow, and since our previous post, we’ve delved into Knowledgeware, the scripting platform for Catia. Our conclusion: Knowledgeware is awesome. In our previous post, we were using Power Copy to create a generative model. Of the candidates, we’ve taken a particular interest in composite materials, which would be lighter weight, easier to install, and last significantly longer.

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