FS2013 | ComplexCity

Jan - 24 - 2013

FS2013 | Visualize ComplexCity

starts on February 11th ! 

The students will learn how to visualize big data bulks in a meaningful way using Blender and Python. The goal is to make raw data visible by the generic means of program code (Python). The resulting visualizations will be incorporated into urban video footage by using animation and rendering tools of Blender.

Data is beautiful! 

The students will learn how to visualize urban-related data in a meaningful way using Blender and Python. The goal is to make raw data visible by the generic means of program code (Python). The resulting visualizations will be incorporated into urban video footage by using animation and rendering tools of Blender.

The course will start on February 11th with an intense block course on the basics of Blender. You will learn learn how to animate, model, texturize, render. Furthermore we will have a look into motion tracking, the compositor workflow and the game engine of Blender. The aim is to know the software before we start scripting with it.

The case study area is Zurich. You will create video footage of an neighborhood that corresponds with your data and merge them together using Blender and Python. No previous programming knowledge is required.

Where: HIT H12
When: INTRO WEEK from FEB 11 - 15, Fridays 13:00 - 16:00
4 ECTS (for 80% attendance)

Supervision: 
Dani Zünd, Lukas Treyer

Schedule / PDF

Feb - 27 - 2012

Blender: Give it a start!

Main links:  Blender Beginner's Tutorial (CGCookie), Blender Beginner's Tutorial (Rowan Stringer),  Interface Customization  , Blender's official tutorial page, BlenderGuru (Andrew Price) , CGCookie , News: Blendernation

Main links:  Blender Beginner's Tutorial (CGCookie), Blender Beginner's Tutorial (Rowan Stringer), Interface Customization , Blender's official tutorial page, BlenderGuru (Andrew Price) , CGCookie , News: Blendernation

Jan - 31 - 2013

Blender Introduction Week

This is a rough schedule of what we would like to cover in the introduction week. We will try to produce a one minute movie in the end. Starting Feb 11th, 9.a.m.

This is a rough schedule of what we would like to cover in the introduction week. We will try to produce a one minute movie in the end. Starting Feb 11th, 9.a.m.

Feb - 22 - 2013

Blender Intro Week Results

In the following we document the process of the Blender introduction week for the spring semester course 2013. The video of day 2 was also part of the first excercise, which consist of creating a path animation.

In the following we document the process of the Blender introduction week for the spring semester course 2013. The video of day 2 was also part of the first excercise, which consist of creating a path animation.

Feb - 22 - 2013

Week 1: Introduction to Programming

You will learn the basics of programming in Python. The exercise will make you familiar with basic concepts, such as loops and conditional statements.

Mar - 01 - 2013

Week 2: Object-Oriented Programming and Algorithms

We will advance our knowledge in progromming with Python. The goal of this weeks lecture is to understand the basic concepts of object oriented programming. We will also look at some famous algorithms; how they work and what we can use them for.

Mar - 18 - 2013

Week 4: Dynamic Modelling and Simulation

We will look into basic modelling and simulation concepts. We will gain insights into agent based and grid based modelling.

Apr - 08 - 2013

Week 8: Tripod Motion (Compositing) Template & Workpackages

What you need to proceed and succeed. A bunch of links, lots of example files, hints. Task description for Friday April 12th.

What you need to proceed and succeed. A bunch of links, lots of example files, hints. Task description for Friday April 12th.

Sep - 02 - 2013

Final Result – FS2013 Visualize ComplexCity

Visualization of public supply by the main supermarket chains. Students: Arpad Hetey, Fabian Willi.