Mar 31

In class we used Python to parse a CSV and added points from the Wi-Fi example to a model. Use Python to read your data and generate geometry in Rhino. This can be as simple as rs.AddPoint or rs.AddSphere…

Mar 24

Watch and follow in RhinoPython the two tutorials below:
Intro to Python: Strings and Lists
Intro to Python: Vector Transformations

Post a Rhino screenshot of something you generated with Rhino.Python. It can be a modification of the examples in class or a tutorial above, or generated from scratch on your own.


Feb 17

For next class, watch these videos using different modeling techniques than we’ve used in class. Please model a new object (maybe a different possibility after your presentations today) using a Boolean modeling method. This is where you’re taking multiple solids and subtracting or adding them to one another.

Model the object and then post images.

Modeling Solids Overview:

Presentation techniques:

Here’s a few quick tips for making your screenshots more presentable without fully rendering.

  • Change the Background Color (under Options)
  • Turn off the _Grid
  • Turn off the Isocurves (Display tab)
  • Try out different display modes (Shaded, Rendered, Ghosted, etc.)
  • _Make2D is a good command to export vector geometry to Adobe Illustrator or similar.

Continue thinking about your data set and researching other potential sources, but no specific homework this week.



Feb 12

Next class each student will present their project concepts to the rest of the class for group critique.

Requirements for presentation are:

1) A working Processing sketch with data loaded. Make sure the file is in the Dropbox/Student Hand-In Folder.

2) A Rhino Model of an everyday object you’re interested in. Use the techniques gone over in class or use this Lynda tutorial for a different explanation. This may be similar to the phone we did in class or the Eames chair on the Dropbox.

3) A list of materials you would like to explore (3D printed or other).

4) Hand Sketches. Add new sketches (if any) and post to blog.

5) One paragraph describing this dialogue between one (or more) of your data sets and one (or more) of your everyday objects. Briefly outline the issues, concepts and ideas within this dialogue that interest you.

Other homework:
a) Review modeling aids with this video [4m:50s].
b) Team up with a partner and 3DP something on the Makerbot on the floor and give it a run through. Bonus points if it’s or object you model or something you make from scratch (not just download)



Feb 3rd

1) Follow or make something using the commands shown in this tutorials. Post a screenshot of what you modeled on the blog: surface creation tutorial
Base files for this tutorial are located in the Dropbox under 2/CSV/Rhino/homework

2) Attend Data Services tour. Thursday, Feb.5th @ 2:00pm, Bobst Library, 5th Floor, Research Commons, 70 Washington Square South with Andrew Battista Data Services Public Policy Librarian Please email Scott if you can not attend. 

3) Gather CSV Data Sets from the library create a simple data visualization in processing. Use the processing “blush” example we covered in class as a reference, they are located on the dropbox 2/CSV/Rhino/Blush. Hand in your processing files in the Drop Box.



Jan 29th

1) Review these links to a video that covers what we learned in class about the basic navigation tools (for your reference):
Rhino Interface Tutorial and Basic Navigation Tutorial

2) Either follow these tutorials or make something using the commands shown in these tutorials. Whichever you choose, post a screenshot of what you modeled on the blog.
Pantone Chair Rhino Tutorial
Pantone Chair 1  Pantone Chair 2  Pantone Chair 3
Base files for this tutorial are located in the Dropbox under 1_Introduction/ Homework

Note: If you have a problem with getting the command line and snaps to work properly, here is a link to a tutorial on how to fix the problem:
Fixing the Command Line Problem