Learn how to design parametric models in Antimony to make your prototyping process faster by spending less time tinkering your design with each iteration. Create complex geometric sculptures in Antimony with scripts. We will then dive into selecting key points on the geometry for use in a custom-made skeleton based physics simulation. This is helpful if you are using new materials for fabrication and need to develop your own way to simulate how it will behave under certain forces.
Installations & Getting Set Up
If you are participating, please download, install, and test out that these work on your computer prior to the workshop!
- Antimony (need Mac or Ubuntu computer)
- Mac Install: Open the dmg, move the application to your Applications folder
- Ubuntu install: Build from source - see instructions in this project log
- Note: Antimony currently is not supported on Windows. If you have a Windows computer, install VirtualBox and Ubuntu. Here is a video that can help with this. After this is complete, then follow the Antimony installation steps for Ubuntu
- Install traer.physics library for Processing
- Meshlab (for viewing stls)
- Bookmark this page (we'll use it for communicating, examples, sharing photos)
- Bookmark this repository (we'll use it for example models)
- Optional: Preform - the software for printing on a Formlabs printer
- Random: A box or something to hold your print in afterwards so it doesn't get crushed
If you have any questions, send me an email:
We will have a Form 2 available to print your models all weekend!
Some of the details are still in the mix. Still confirming the pricing- if it will be free, or if there will be a fee for the material. The material will be Clear resin (and possibly Flexible resin). We'll have 3L available.
The finishing process for prints from the Form 2 involve a chemicals (IPA, and there is the uncured resin). If you have any concerns, let me know. Myself and Tara, a Form Labs employee, will be helping with the finishing process - so you won't have to worry about this portion (if you don't want to).