HS14 | Digital Urban Visualization. Understanding Dynamics

Sep - 19 - 2014

HS2014 | Digital Urban Visualization. Understanding Dynamics

At what extent do we need to know the instrument called computer in order to not be ruled by it? The goal of this course is to learn the "language" of the computer, a programming language to better understand urban dynamics by plausibly visualize publicly available data.

At what extent do we need to know the instrument called computer in order to not be ruled by it? The goal of this course is to learn the "language of the computer", a programming language to better understand urban dynamics by plausibly visualize publicly available urban data. The influence of the computer on urban analysis is being reflected in several discussions.

The participants learn the programming language Python. They learn how to use it as an instrument in design, specifically in urban analysis. Thereby urban data sources will be visualized in student\'s favourite visualization packages. Python is supported in most 3D software packages nowadays (Rhino, Maya, Vectorworks, Cinema4D, Blender). Complex websites are being programmed in Python. Still the language itself is as easy as using a (scientific) calculator.

Where: HIT H12
When: Mondays 13:00 - 15:00
2 ECTS

Supervision:

Lukas Treyer
Daniel Zünd

Flyer

Sep - 19 - 2014

Introduction to Python Programming

We do our first steps in programming.

We do our first steps in programming.

Sep - 29 - 2014

Some More Programming in Python

We learn some more about basics in Python programming. The main part focuses on reusing code which was already programmed before.

We learn some more about basics in Python programming. The main part focuses on reusing code which was already programmed before.

Oct - 03 - 2014

From Programming to Visualization

We will simulate segregation dynamics and visualize it in Blender.

We will simulate segregation dynamics and visualize it in Blender.

Oct - 13 - 2014

Installation

This is a list of all links to the software packages used.

This is a list of all links to the software packages used.

Oct - 13 - 2014

Traffic Animation of Zurich

Generate the traffic animation from the included data and the python template file below. Also, link in the building footprints from this file , (or this). They have been [...]