Friday, October 31, 2008

Group C's Amazing Parametric Surface

Download Dongjun, Scottie, and Michael's files. Here is the Rhino file and here is the definition file.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Mastercam + Rhino: Custom Toolpaths for a Cast Part

In this tutorial I show how to use some of the curve from surface tools in Rhino to generate a series of curves from which I can develop toolpaths - when imported into Mastercam.
Total Length: 12.13

Mastercam + Rhino: Toolpaths for a Cast Part

In this tutorial I demonstrate a basic way of setting up your file in rhino - to bring it in to mastercam - in order to develop toolpaths for cutting the surface. This is a basic way that will allow you to use the standard cutting formats in Mastercam (radial, parallel, contour, etc...)
Total time: 18.29

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Rhino: Minimal Surface Aggregation

In this tutorial I cover how to derive a minimal surface model in a semmetrical quarter using the loft function in Rhino - that can then be duplicated, reversed, and rotated to produce a whole surface. Total length: 14min.

Rhino: Manual Surface Aggregation

In this tutorial I show two methods for manually modeling in Rhino an Ngon derived aggregate surface. One using the project to surface function and the other using the implicit history function - both using lofting. Total length 16min.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

2D Patterning - Student Work

Click on the image above to load a pdf (11mb) of select student work from the 2D textual and patterning excercises. Sorry - names are not on all of them.

Here is Michael and John's 2 point attractor definition.

Here is Kris's random pattern scaling definition.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Rhino + Grasshopper: Bridget Riley Redux

In this tutorial I remake Bridget Riley's 'Shift' as a parametric pattern in Rhino. I show how you can use a series of control lines in Rhino to control and vary the patterning in the entire surface. I plan to show variations on this set-up in future tutorials. Total length: 16minutes

Here is the definition and the Rhino file.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Rhino + Grasshopper: Justin's Box on a Surface

Here are the definitions and rhino file that Justin developed. They contain two simple lofts with cubes oriented along the surface. The first definition is pretty simple. The second, allows for the generating curves to adjust and alter the surface which changes the pattern of boxes.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Rhino + Grasshopper: 1 Attractor Point [Square]

This is a derivation of the first tutorial in which I show how to replace the circle with a variable 3 or 4 sided shape. I also cover 'baking' the grasshopper file and bringing closed vector lines into illustrator to create a graphic. Total time: 13.30 minutes.

The definition file can be downloaded here.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Rhino + Grasshopper: 1 Attractor Point [Circles]

The first turorial using Rhino with grasshopper. Shows how to construt a grid of circles and manipulate their scale using a single attractor point. Total length: 14 minutes

To download the definition of this project click here. To download the definition with two attractor points click here.