Day 1: 18 November, 2019
Introductory lecture: Parametric modelling, algorithmic and systemic thinking
Workshop: Rhinoceros introduction and Visual Programming tool Grasshopper:
Interface, functionality, basic controls, basic concepts, data management, data lists, filters, divide, merge, cull, shift, split, numerical sequences, data matching, repetition, random / construct domain, variables, logical operators, boolean values.
Grasshopper modelling strategies: Attractors and simple vector fields
Day 2: 19 November, 2019
Lecture: Self-Organisation and Emergence
Concept of self-organisation and emergence, differences, patterns, repetitive arrangements, interactive relations between low-level units to create more complex spatial qualities
Cell-based synthetic organism and proto-architectural objects:
Advanced vector fields, iterative processes in Anemone, interactive cells: attraction, repulsion, Heteroptera proliferation, demise function, Iso mesh modelling, speculative emergent objects.
Day 3: 20 November, 2019
Lecture: Aggregation strategies, Examples from practice
Workshop: Autodesk Maya 2019 and animation
Modelling strategies: Introduction and exploring Maya 2019, polygonal and NURBS modelling, procedural and texture-based modelling, physics-based modelling, motion-based modelling.
Workshop: Autodesk Maya and Grasshopper Rhinoceros workflow. Component strategies: surface population logic, space filling component logic, attractors, Pufferfish.
Day 4: 21 November, 2019
Advanced modelling, visualisation strategies and representation
Workshop: Advanced modelling, visualisation strategies and representation
Finalising outcomes, scene optimisation, Stereoscopic visualisation, studio lighting, physical-based lighting, V-Ray in Rhino, KeyShot rendering
Workshop wrap up, production of outcomes