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…
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.
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:
- Introducing Solids [3:27] – overviews a few methods for modeling solids
- Boolean Functions [5:15] – solid-on-solid modeling actions, creates 3D solids in end
- Troubleshooting Solids and Booleans [6:41] – various solid modeling techniques and how to overcome challenges
- Trimming and Splitting [6:55] – both trim and split are critical utilitarian commands for working with curves and surfaces
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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