Design Drivers
– number of the holes in the pattern

– shape of the bench

– radius of holes

– pattern base image

– thickness of the bench

Parametric Truss Tutorials

Embedded below is a six part series reviewing the parametric truss example we have been going through in the workshops.  As I mentioned in class, this is an extension of DesignReform.net‘s classic tutorial.  In addition to the parametric and generative modeling techniques covered in the videos, we focus on the creation of reusable and easily readable functions, as well as naming and grouping best practices.  Enjoy!

Part 1:  Reference rhino geometry and create driving surfaces.

Part 2:  Create triangular faces from driving surfaces.

Part 3:  Offset triangular face’s border inwards and fillet.

Part 4:  Create and render planar surfaces.

Part 5:  Offset curve by area.

Part 6:  Offset curve by distance to attractor point.