Saturday, November 24, 2012

More Fun with Catia Optimization

In an effort to re-familiarize myself with the catia optimization tool for class this week, I spent some time this weekend using it to develop a family of forms.  The function controls 14 different variables and solves for a ratio of volume to surface area.

This experiment builds on what I learned in an earlier tutorial posted here.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

New Knowledge Pattern Work

Work continues this semester with the MS_DT group at Michigan.  The Virtual Engagement core seminar is using Digital Project to investigate various computational methodologies.  In an effort to stay slightly ahead, I have been brushing up on knowledge templates and scripting in DP.

Here is a slideshow of a recent file that uses one surface to drive the UDFs and another surface on the interior to control the depth of the UDFs.