This video briefly outlines the content of the entire teaching unit ‚Dynamically Relaxed Benches’, which provides both, an introduction into the grasshopper interface with basic concepts and an introduction into physical simulation with kangaroo. The lessons start with a parametric definition of an archetypical bench and the simulation of a rod at two anchors and they end with some more sophisticated models of benches.
This video summarizes most of the basic concepts required to start with your own grasshopper definitions. As example, it briefly discusses and shows how to conceptualize and implement a definition of an archetypical bench.
A first warm up exercise, the variation of an existing script: Replacing a group of components, which create pipe like supports for a simple bench by a component that creates a block instead. Making some experiences with parameter, view and colour combinations completes the exercise.
Task of this exercise is to extend the scope of an existing script. A formerly single geometrical object – the board of the bench – shall be combined with a series of vectors to create the seating surface of the bench from multiple solid rectangular boxes.
This video starts with a brief introduction of some terms from mechanics, and kangaroo components, used in the subsequent definitions for physical simulations, which are based on the concept of dynamic relaxation. Our example is a rod respectively catenary at two anchors.