Mid-Term Project: Parametric Seating

The brief for the mid-term project is available on google docs (the embed did not work with this doc – sorry).  We’ll go through this brief tonight as we discuss your individual schematic design options.  I thought it might be useful to share this before the presentations so that you know what we’re going for at the end of the project.  See you in a bit!

Firefly + Kangaroo

This is way too awesome not to post:

Firefly Vision tools + Kangaroo Physics from Daniel Piker on Vimeo.

Two grasshopper plugins, Kangaroo physics and Firefly, are used to enable direct interaction with Grasshopper geometry using a webcam.  Can’t wait to see the kinect version.

Found on grasshopper3d.com

GH Workshop 1 recap and additional examples

Since there were quite a few questions during our first GH workshop and we didn’t get through all of the examples, I thought a recap / demo video might be helpful.  The recording below covers the example we did in class, and includes two additional examples that should help you complete the roof structure assignment.

Hopefully this will be helpful for some of you – I know these types of tutorials are very helpful for me when I’m learning new software.  If there are any questions or comments, please post them in the comments.  Good luck with grasshopper!

Midterm Project: Parametric Benches, part 1

For the class midterm assignment, each student will develop a family of parametric benches.  The final presentations for the project will be in class on March 8th, as noted in the syllabus.  The first part of the project is due at the beginning of class this week, and is available for your reference on google docs.  It is also embedded below.  Part 2 will be assigned in class this week.