EVENT: Parametric modeling with Processing with Marius Watz
|October 21, 2011|
|3:00 pm||to||5:00 pm|
One of the most interesting aspects of digital fabrication is that it provides a direct connection between immaterial software processes and tools for the manufacture of physical objects. Besides the practical advantages, this shift also allows us to rethink objects – not as static “originals” but rather as the on-demand result of computational processes. Suddenly we are able to realize forms that are data-driven, customized by the end user or created through generative systems, realized as interactive software pieces that export the required files for instant fabrication.
In this workshop we will look at some ways of using Processing as a tool for parametric modeling with digital fabrication as our end result. Topics covered include simple UI, 3D mesh generation and exporting to PDF and STL formats for fabrication.
Bio: Marius Watz is an artist who works with abstract forms through generative software systems. Known for his vivid colors and complex geometries, he has recently been focusing on works created through digital fabrication technologies. Watz is a lecturer in Interaction Design at the Oslo School of Architecture, and has shown his work at venues like the V & A (London), Kunstlerhaus (Vienna) and Club Transmediale (Berlin).