Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Tutorial 001 2D Sketches
Tutorial 002 Surfaces
Tutorial 003 2D constraints and animating a mechanism
Tutorial 004 Solid Modeling
Tutorial 005 Control of Surfaces
click the image to see the individual student work:
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Friday, November 7, 2014
The seminar uses the Kuka Agilus Workcell to explore the potential of parametric thinking with architectural models. The architectural model represents an important site for architectural speculation and as computational processes create design ambitions where quantity drive qualities robots become a critical mode of architectural model production.
Image from Team BMO in the seminar. Here they are using the two robots to hold strips of waxed felt to produce a model of precisely twisted surfaces.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
(click image to launch tutorial)
Based on feedback this video is much higher resolution (so it may take a minute to initiate depending on your connection speed).
It has also been a while since the last video tutorial and my settings were lost. I apologize for the poor sound quality and I will resolve this as I produce future tutorials.
Friday, August 1, 2014
Sunday, June 1, 2014
The model uses a knowledge pattern that is informed by a series of embedded rules controlling the color and two thicknesses). The animation only moves the attractor points and leaves the topography in place.
Friday, May 2, 2014
Eric's sheet metal feathers scripted with attractor points and unfolded for fabrication:
Nate's scripted matrices:
Mark's tetrahedral solid subtraction:
Yin's scripted dynamic facade:
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Here is a link to a video tutorial to supplement a workshop that I did for the UG2 Design Studio. The assignment asks the students to consider the role of folding as a technique. Click the image to launch the video.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Agilus work cell to explore the potential for digital fabrication and manufacturing tools to re-inform our understanding of architectural models as tools for design speculation.
MS_DT students but will intensify the discussion of randomness as a tool for the production of multiple and varied populations of design.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Friday, December 20, 2013
Ana Chris David Emad Han-Yuan
Punam Mengqi Pandush Yi
Here is a link to the one page course description.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
A hybrid design powercopy is used in a part body. Each solid powercopy is located in a framework with one insertion point. A design table pulls random numbers from an excel file. Missing boxes are dropped out with another random rule that allows for some of the boxes to be made interactive (hidden).
Below are additional iterations from a different perspective. The framework is also quite flexible so that can be manipulated by user inputs.
Here is a link to a zip file with the catpart file, the design table excel file, and a txt file with the rule I used to randomize the orientation and size of the boxes.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Sunday, September 29, 2013
-parametric control of planes
-how to make an n-gon and control it parametrically
-describing coupling in multi-section surfaces
Here is the link to the new video.