GRASSHOPPER IN RHINO 3D

This week built on the techniques developed during last weeks Rhino workshop, and looked at how some of the modelling process can be automated. By using an algorithmic plugin called Grasshopper, it is possible – among other things – to adjust a models parameters without having to re-model it. The software uses a GUI instead of the traditional scripting […]

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RHINO 3D

This weeks Rhino training session was a welcome opportunity to refresh my modelling skills. I used Rhino heavily during my PG Diploma, but haven’t used it for any major modelling projects for quite a while; the last model I made with the program was an articulated robot and before that a jet-fighter, both used NURBS modelling […]

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WAYPOINT VR AND BLENDER

Following on from last weeks AfterEffects tutorial, this week I was introduced to a piece of free-software called Waypoints. It is still in Beta, but stable enough to demonstrate its capabilities. The program works with smartphones and a supporting head-set to explore a three-dimensional model. The workshop used Blender to create a quick sample model […]

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ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS

Going into this workshop I had some prior experience of AfterEffects, albeit limited. Before starting the MSc I had identified Ae as one of the main programs I would need to learn how to use – along with Blender as my favoured choice for 3D modelling – so had already completed some of the Adobe tutorials […]

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ARC GIS: WEEK TWO

Following last weeks software licensing issue, my group have just completed a second week of Arc GIS training. As I noted last week, it is a very powerful platform. The program allows architects to bring together separate data sources, and to use the combined information to assess site specific metrics; for example, topographic data can be assessed to […]

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Arc GIS & Digimap

On Friday I attended the first of my weekly Future Representation workshops. We have been split into three workings groups and each week we’ll be rotated between tutors, each teaching different subjects: I started with an introduction to Arc GIS but in the weeks to come I will also receive an introduction to Rhino and […]

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