Sunday, December 13, 2009
I was a bit lazy with the animation, only a few versions to show the range of motion. The panel as rendered is 7 feet high by 9 feet wide.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Below are a few of the parts simply arranged that also rolls the surface into a cylinder.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Below are a couple of variations as the surface is manipulated. The next immediate step is to capture the lengths of the lines and possibly vary the line weight to better graphically represent the impact of slope. (click the image for a larger view)
Another iteration. (click for larger view)
Below is an obvious example of water moving across a surface. The Lotus Leaf surface is "hydrophobic", keeping it clean because of its ability to repel water.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
p1.Color = "143,188,143"
p1.Color = "193,205,193"
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Given this advancement, I am sure to have to re-work my upcoming graduate seimar to focus on knowledge patterns. Image of most recent tests where the script counter is driving the color, depth, and aperature. I am also trying to think up an approach where the script will create geometry that is not based on a surface but based on the previously instantiated part.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
While I appreciated the workshop, I must say that the ACADIA planning leaves much to be desired. Next time you advertise the workshop in Chicago make note that Evanston is NOT Chicago and is a 1 hour public transportation trek. Everything was downtown but the Digital Project and EcoTech sessions. Maybe Rhino bribed the ACADIA planner? In any case, I would like to get a refund for the 6 hours I spent on a crowded train. Or if you organize a shuttle bus, maybe it should pick people up at the conference hotel not 4 miles away. Maybe I should also request a refund for the difference between a hotel in Evanston and the expensive conference hotel I booked in Chicago where I thought the conference was. I am feeling a bit better, deep breaths. I was starting to like the seclusion offered by our sequestered location until today when the classroom above us was also being used by a different conference group that was demo-ing hammer drills into the concrete slab. I'll stop now for fear of coming off like an international cry-baby. I just don't understand the thinking. Every participant had their own laptops so it was not that the software was only available outside the city limits.
I met a bunch of great people all using the same tools in different ways, clamoring to share stories and approaches. I sat next to an old friend (Mark Weston) so that was fun too. It was fun to watch Mark drive the instructors crazy with his desires to make his parts use random numbers and pull in information from the stock market to produce curves. AEC Industry software meets Mr. Wizard! Not to mention his own special brand of names for variables and files.
Here are a couple of images from the part I was working on today. The color is produced by the script that color codes the panels based on location and aperature depth.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
In the most recent episode of Fringe (Momentum Deferred), Agent Dunham to Agent Broyles "I am not worried because if a shape shifting assassin from another universe wanted me dead, then I would be".
This comes across like a totally believable condition, not worthy of even pausing.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Here is a link to the details: Future of Design
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Click on the image to start the video.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Click image to launch video.
Click image to view tutorial.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
At the heart of the course and the project is the Arduino open-source electronics prototyping board. This past week we had all the students working with their Arduinos.
The course website has an absolutely amazing set of Arduino resources and original tutorials produced by John Marshall. Students will be posting their work to the site, so it will be worth checkinh back.
Here are a couple of videos of the students' Arduino studies after a couple of hours:
Briena - Color mixing with 3 LEDs.
Peter - Light sensor controling an LED
Peter - Dialing in the servo motor
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Still some minor modifications to be made, but all the big parts were installed today with the help of Peggy, Alex, and Katie. The light and sound quality of the megaphones is constantly changing based on the variations of the site. Most people walking along the trail don't know what to make of it, but they all agree "It's interesting" or "different".
Most people walking along the trail don't know what to make of it, but they all agree "It's interesting" or "different".
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
The site is being prepped this week and the installation will begin, weather permitting.
Because the panels fold over and are painted with two different colors, from one direction it is more white from the other more orange is exposed.