Many of us have struggled with incorporating analysis data from energy consultants or software like Ecotect and Energy Plus into the the early stages of design. In this video we demonstrate a workflow for moving 3d geometry from our design tool, 3DStudio Max through Rhino/ Grasshopper, into our analysis tool, Ecotect. After gathering data, we import a 3-dimensional representation of that information back into Max to help shape the design. This process is also compatible for use with Maya or any other 3d modeling tool that can work with vertex colors (know as false color in Rhino) such as Blender or Unity. You can read more about the process on our research blog: yazdanistudioresearch.wordpress.com/2011/10/25/3dsmax-to-rhinograsshopper-to-ecotect-and-back/
This presentation is for anyone who wants to know more about the connection between Rhino and Precision Board Plus HDU. Andrés González of McNeel LA and Kellie Miller of Coastal Enterprises show you how modeling in Rhino and fabricating with Precision Board can produce amazing results!
Andres demonstrates how to create a panel design in Rhino with Grasshopper, generate tool paths with RhinoCAM. Then Kellie shows how Andres' design and others can be cut from Precision Board Plus HDU and become tangible reality.
In addition, Kellie covers basic information about the Precision Board Plus HDU product, types, costs, sizes and how it is used in many applications. See many wonderful examples of Rhino-designed Precision Board creations in this entertaining and fast moving presentation.
This is a grasshopper recreation of a design pattern 'Reactor' found in Robert Woodbury's Elements of Parametric Design. A grid of circles react to a curve by changing their radius based on their proximity to it.