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Syntactic Elements V1.0 Webinar by DesignMorphine

June 26 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC


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€25 – €35

Syntactic Elements V1.0 will explore a direct mesh to fabrication workflow by way of mesh strip element discretization with Grasshopper. This technique is suitable for multiple scales of installations and materials ranging from paper to metal plating. In this course we will start with adapting mesh form finding techniques using Kangaroo to site specific considerations. We will then deconstruct the resultant mesh into triangle strips using Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) to ensure various design goals. The proposed workflow is capable of rationalizing doubly-curved geometries and forms that resist quad panel planarization. Utilizing parallel data streams to reference relationships between parts and the whole, we will develop a labeling system that doubles as an assembly ruleset, and apply it to the fabrication data. Students will be able to export their results in the form of color-coded, optimally packed curves, suitable for laser cutting or similar processes. In the end, students will learn how to design, optimize, rationalize, and document parts which can be laser cut to construct a real world structural whole which can be easily assembled for quick and efficient fabrication.

What You Will Learn
Minimal surface form finding
Target triangle remeshing
Mesh strips discretization
Strip morphology optimization
Utilizing parallel data streams
Flattening, nesting, and labeling geometry for fabrication
Creating a form-agnostic rules-based construction system
Full design for digital fabrication workflow
Basic C# coding for geometry and tree/list manipulation


June 26
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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