algorithmic modeling for Rhino
This animation shows the action of University of Oregon's Professor Nancy Cheng's Origami folding light sceens. Slate Shingle Studio created a model of the screen components along with their relative movement when folding and unfolding. In this animation, the folding and unfolding of the origami screen is controlled with the sun's location as calculated using the Heliotrope Solar Calculator, also developed at Slate Shingle Studio. As the sun aligns to the south, the screen is unfolded to block more of the direct light. When to either side, the screen is folded so that more daylight would be admitted to the space. The shadow projection from the screen onto the surface is a part of the Heliotrope as well.