Sunday, March 30, 2014

009 | Knowledge Pattern

there are three separate surface types being projected upon. all three are controlled by the same curve number parameter. each surface has its own udf file and catalog. the bottom surface is a quadrilateral fill with passing point. the next is a closed multi-section surface made with three quadrilateral sections. the last is an open multi-section surface with three curves for sections. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

008 | Smart Powercopia

the heights of the tubes are driven by the three points hovering next to the framework. these are each given z values as a random number between 50 and 500. The distance of arc opening of the framework is also given a random value between 550 and 1000 (the limits I found that allow it to continue working). The tubes are then colorized based on a rule of the avg circumference of their opening. The initial sketch spline can also be moved to change the aggregate plan/perimeter of the tubes. 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

007 | Flat Form

didn't get too crazy with this... finally got the powercopy to work... had something weird with the order of operations 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

006 | Powercopies

used framework 1 from assignment 005 to insert cells which were then powercopied to fill in the rest of the framework

Ive got the power.... to transform the framework and therefore transform the powercopies

Monday, February 24, 2014

005 | Reading

Loukissas | how do simulations know

Architects have used drawing as a way to transmit ideas to others as well as display expertise. Hand drawn technical drawings, details, plans, sections, elevations were passed from architect to engineer to contractor in an effort to build the vision of the architect closest to what had been scribed onto paper. With the proliferation of computers came new forms of representation and methods of transfer. With that can come technical issues such as redundancy and the loss of information as multiple users access/save over files. A few of the advantages include the ability to interact with the drawing to create realtime simulations of different environment/loading/force scenarios as well as the ability for drawings to grow in complexity and contain many layers of information and data that would be impossible/inefficient for a human to try to represent in one drawing. Instead of master builders, architects/designers are now seen as liasons that must interact/negotiate many social groups/domains to complete projects.