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[uto] will tutor a masterclass at october 22th-25th in madrid organized by controlmad if you are interested in participating just follow this link: This study program introduces you to parametric design and digital manufacturing in the fields of design product, architecture, landscape, etc. through the creation of physical and digital parametric models using as main tools Grasshopper for Rhino and our CNC milling machine. The course is divided into 5 UNITS, complemented with a THESIS and final presentation of projects: UNIT I_ 60h_Digital Tools I: modelling and rendering (Topics: Rhino, VRay for Rhino) Instructor: Sergio Alonso del Campo-Controlmad (Spain) UNIT II_ 60h_Digital Tools II: parametric design and digital fabrication (Topics: Grasshopper, CNC, Digital Fabrication) Instructor: Diego García Cuevas-Controlmad (Spain) UNIT III_ 20h_Advanced Grasshopper II (Topics: Karamba_structures) Instructor: Clemens Preisinger.

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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

Structure « Space Symmetry Structure Here are some more videos of early tests of Kangaroo – the live physics engine for design modelling that I have recently started developing – and a bit more about its context and what it could be used for. One of the things it allows is the virtual use of some of the physical form-finding techniques for design that were pioneered by architects/engineers such as Frei Otto and Antoni Gaudí. They made use of a principle discovered by Robert Hooke : When a flexible chain hangs freely its elements are in pure tension, and when this form is flipped vertically it produces a form of pure compression, which is ideal for constructing masonry arches, an idea which can be extended to chain nets and stone vaults : Another area in which physics based form-finding has been important in architecture is in the design of lightweight and tensile structures such as cable-nets and fabric canopies. Kangaroo allows the relaxation of nets of arbitrary topology: I believe that fun need not mean frivolous.

RABBIT: Tools for Grasshopper by MORPHOCODE Rabbit provides an easy way to explore natural phenomena such as pattern formation, self-organization and emergence. The add-on gives architects and designers the opportunity to integrate these models of organization in their own designs. Learn Rabbit Cellular automata are simple computer programs that can generate complex behavior. Cellular Automata have been widely used to model city growth and urban sprawl. Voronoi Morphologies Prototype testing algorithm Prototype detail 2.5D surface voronoi drawings 2.5D surface voronoi FDM model 3D voronoi drawings 3D paper prototype This definition was developed for my final thesis project to generate a louver system based on functional requirements within the building. The performance was then tested in Ecotect. A large part of my thesis design involved invertible arena seating with many moving parts.

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. Helpful Modules Tutorials for T-Splines for Rhino Home Store Tutorials for T-Splines for Rhino

Shortest Walk Gh The ShortestWalk add-on for Grasshopper exposes one component which, given a network of curves and a list of lines, calculates the shortest route from line start point to line end points in a network. It is based on a topology calculator and the A* search algorithm. To install: 2011-06-26 We looked at the paper entitled 'Linking Hanging Chain Models to Fabrication' by Axel Kilian as a source of information and inspiration to carry out our next experiment. The next experiment mainly had to focus on utilizing digital form finding methods to add to our methods for producing the next prototype. Axel Kilian, Ph.D. Candidate in Computation, Department of Architecture, School of Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.

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