generative modeling for Rhino
DesignOnTheSide, a collaborative network of designers forming an environment for the exploration of digital design and fabrication, is pleased to announce Introductory Workshop Series - Baton Rouge. The intent of this series is to introduce a variety of design tools and techniques to the regional design community. Structured as two intensive project-based workshops held over the period of one day, these workshops are designed to develop an exchange and culture around design technology within the region. The topics for the first installment of the series are an Introduction to Revit's Conceptual Massing and an Introduction to Grasshopper. The workshops will be held on April 2nd in the Historic Hilton Hotel located in downtown Baton Rouge.
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Introduction to Grasshopper
Parametric and Associative design processes are rapidly becoming a part of any design workflow. As opposed to traditional explicit modeling techniques in which every aspect of the model is prescribed and its underlying logic is implied from our design ideas, parametric modeling enables the designer to construct the logical framework of associations and influences from the beginning. This results in an inherently flexible model that can be updated instantly with any change in design decisions.
This workshop is part of a series aimed at introducing advanced design tools / fabrication techniques to the Cajun south! The workshop will cover basic parametric modeling topics and provide a functional understanding of the Grasshopper plug-in for Rhino. Grasshopper, a developing tool for architects and designers, is a graphical algorithm editor tightly integrated with Rhino’s 3-D modeling tools. Grasshopper requires no knowledge of programming or scripting, but still allows designers to construct robust parametric models very quickly.
Participants will gain the necessary framework to incorporate intelligence and extreme flexibility within their own work. We will lightly touch on larger geometry topics by incorporating the use of vectors, points, curves, and surfaces in order to see the advantages of working with Grasshopper and to extend Rhino’s functionality for personal and professional applications.
Tutors: Michael McCune & Art Terry
Time: 2pm - 6pm
Date: April 2, 2011
Location: Hilton Hotel, downtown Baton Rouge
Cost per Session: $30 Student / $45 Professional
Registration: March 28th, but space is limited!