Course Start Date: May 4th, 2021 - Tickets
Classes are Tuesdays 6:00-7:30pm EDT
Designing with Complex Geometry will explore how the power of computation and NURBS surface geometry fuse together in Grasshopper3D, a visual programming interface included with the free trial of Rhino3D v7.
Forward thinking designers have been producing work with code for decades. Grasshopper's easy-to-use interface makes it far easier for a new generation to be introduced to designing 2D and 3D complex geometry with code while also allowing the more tech-savvy creatives push further than ever before.
The format of this course will begin with slides that explain the concepts of the week. Project examples will be shown from start to finish in Grasshopper3D that introduce components of increasing complexity from week to week. Participants can follow-along and afterwards do the exercise themselves while asking questions to the instructor.
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Previous knowledge of Rhino3D is helpful but not required.
About the instructor:
Hi, I'm James. I work with advanced geometry and CNC furniture. Previously, I studied architecture and spent some time in the architectural offices of OMA, JDS, and KPF. I've taught classes on digital geometry at University College Dublin and served as a guest critic in architecture at the Architectural Association, Oxford Brookes, and the University of Westminster. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with you.
04/05/2021 at 20:11 •
Week 1 will begin by introducing Grasshopper3D's interface as if participants have never seen it before. Our first project example will be a bridge that will familiarize participants with how to use sliders to control a range of variables. Our second project example will be multiple attractor points to control the rotation and scale of geometry in a grid.
04/05/2021 at 20:12 •
Data is organized using lists that are grouped into branches. This class is about successfully managing large quantities of geometry. Our first example will look at how to create a flower that will expand into our second project example that will try to understand how the Galaxia by Arthur Manou-Mani at Burning Man 2018 might have be created.
Model based on Galaxia (Burning Men Temple 2018) by Arthur Mamou-Mani
04/05/2021 at 20:13 •
Grids often serve as a base geometry where further geometry is created on top of every grid point. Manipulating the grid manipulates everything built on it. We'll look at different examples of creating grids and morphing that geometry onto surfaces.
04/05/2021 at 20:43 •
In place of drawing lines of geometry, you can create field charges that will drag points along field lines resulting in complex curves.
04/05/2021 at 20:44 •
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