generative modeling for Rhino
I live and work in the Isle of Man, which if you didn't know is a small island in the middle of the Irish Sea surrounded by England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
I work for a Maritime Consultancy, our office is made up of Naval Architects working in the Litigation side of the industry providing Expert Witness services. We're part of a bigger group spread around the world who mainly work on the Design and support side of the industry.
I've been using Rhino to recreate hullforms to run in our own bespoke CFD, hydrodynamics and maneuvering software when investigating groundings, sinkings and collisions. I also generate 3D animations to recreate the accidents using Rhino/Bongo/V-Ray, most of these never reach the public domain as they usually settle out of court once both sides see these either favorably or not as the case may be.
Most of the stuff I use GH for is analytical, but as it is discoverable I have to really make sure its doing what its supposed to be doing. Which is why from the very beginning of Explicit History I've tried to get my head around other peoples problems to further my own knowledge. Plus I really enjoy Grasshopper and find it amazing that a question can be asked on the forum and within next to no time at all there will be an answer, which is unheard of elsewhere.
I'm an Authorised Rhino Trainer, however family life is getting in the way of any travel to hold courses or workshops further afield. So far I've help several in-house courses for the other employees around the group. With a particular steer towards how Rhino can be applied to hullforms. Up until now they have been stuck hard and fast to software like NAPA, Microstation and Maxsurf. Which as you know are incredibly expensive.
Thanks for breaking the ice!
I am a freelance with a degree in architecture and yacht design more specifically. I wanted to do this since I was 17, so here I am! I work for the most part with a designer called Christophe Barreau.
We design sail catamarans from 40' to 80' and occasionally some other stuff.
One may know it's a quite uncertain activity so I find myself tacking upwind on other seas from time to time, such as product design and jewelry. I also have side projects with mates regarding hi-fi or RC planes.
As for "static" architecture I had a couple experiences working on large "complex" buildings. Sadly French architects are not very familiar with BIM, parametric or even precise 3d modeling so I've been hired to introduce GH in the workflow.
I'm an un-authorized rhino trainer, sorry to say, but I just love teaching and meeting new faces, although I'm not as devoted as Danny ;)
I've been using GH both for modeling and analysis for about three years now and I'll daresay I became pretty good at it... I'm not a geek at all but it's just so useful, and it's really worth it sometimes €€€!
I'am not even close to naval industry, but always amazed with beauty of craft behind it. Nice to see gh such far from architecture usage http://www.christophe-barreau.fr/carcara/
Danny - talking about CFD - is there any possibility to merge gh with some cfd software ? This field of cad/cae domain seems to be interesting when talking about genetic algorithms.
Haha Carcara was my boss' first boat, rhino didn't exist when he built her! The screen shots you see are a re modeling made for teaching purposes, all "by hand", no gh! But there are other projects using gh, I'll try to post stuff soon.
But its red and transparent ! ;)
I thought that was made in Grasshopper too :D
What is the name of that software Fred?
I'm not a naval architect but just happen to sail small dinghies and thus the cover image. Sometimes, scripts and GH workflows mimic being on the edge of disaster similar to sailing a small boat in strong wind and big waves.
I'm actually a structural engineer working on a variety of high rise, long span and sometimes geometrically involved forms. A lot of my work deals with efficient discretization and conversion of architectural forms for structural analysis. Layered upon that is the management and post processing of all that structural analysis data. More recently, I've been working on automating the FEA of a large number of welded tubular connections for a stadium roof. The process would have been a lot more painful without access to the Rhinocommon library or GH as a hosting environment.
I'm really excited by the freedom provided by open source or almost free tools to create workflows which are designed to solve specific challenges and accelerate design understanding. Similar to Danny, I've been conducting in-house training sessions with Rhino, GH and an assortment of other digital design tools ,which as anyone who has conducted training before knows is enriching and challenging.
Can you say/show something more about "I've been working on automating the FEA of a large number of welded tubular connections for a stadium roof." ?
I am apologizing if I am wrong. Maybe a preview of that can be seen ih his video.
Since I have seeds on a Greek island, where Hephaestus (god of technology) had his forge,
it is reasonable that I am interested in shapes that have to do with the sea,
... even though I am not a naval architect.
First came a civil engineer degree (Athens), then the architectural degree (Stuttgart).
For the last five years I worked in a midsized civilengineer office, 75% with rhino (and GH) - rest: other SW.
Conceptional scenarios for constucion sequences, work-on-structure-otions, translating or converting architectural shapes for FEA-modell, especially when shapes got geometical ambitious, working on (parametric) modells with architects even for architects. (a little bit structural analysis, too) ...
Changed now the fronts: I am in a small architects office doing boring things, for the moment.
(Maybe naval architecture should have been my profession, but it is not ;( ...so I am a hobby-swimmer in the T.U.N.A. group) ----
I was creator of the English or Spanish abstract poetry .
I want to do use CHX into the sea inside to the outside in addition to saliva,
some people will see it sink or drift up.
I am trained as an architect (of buildings) but am working on a short term design project with a former professor of mine, to design a traditional wood schooner for the purposes of youth sail (and life) training.
I have helped developed a number of tools and techniques using grasshopper and rhino (which is why I was hired) to analyse hull form and to aid in the process of design.
My work in the world of naval architecture is short term, so i'll be moving back into the realm of buildings in the next year or two. Although, i will continue to use grasshopper and rhino as long as it is relevant. It will always be enjoyable :D