HS2012 | COMPLEXCITY

Sep - 12 - 2012

HS12 | Visualize ComplexCity

The weekly course Visualize ComplexCity investigates the use of parametric modeling methods in Grasshopper coupled with the visualization/animation methods provided by Blender 3D in application to urban design challenges. Fridays 13:00-16:00 | 4 ETCS | 051-0725-12L | PDF

The weekly course Visualize ComplexCity investigates the use of parametric modeling methods in Grasshopper coupled with the visualization/animation methods provided by Blender 3D in application to urban design challenges.

In the first part of the course students will learn how to translate design information into parametric models for building form exploration. We will concentrate on a particular case study in the greater Zurich area and investigate its development potentials through the means of parametric modeling. You will learn how to develop your own parametric tools for the analysis and design of urban form using information from the local context (e.g. visibility, accessibility, insolation etc.). The work at this stage of the course will be mainly performed in Grasshopper parametric plug-in for Rhinoceros.

In the second part of the course we will look at ways to incorporate the developed parametric models into imagery, namely: how to estimate the visual impact of the design on the local urban environment. Students will learn how to visualize the models, to incorporate them into the video footage and/or to add information to the physical models by means of projection. Among some basic film cut principles students will learn how to animate, light up, texturize, and render the design models. The final presentation of the student works will take place in the Value Lab.

Schedule:

Supervisors: Lukas Treyer | Anastasia Koltsova
PDF | Course Catalogue

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

Sep - 24 - 2012

Files & Links of Session 1

Sep - 28 - 2012

Files & Links of Session 2

Oct - 09 - 2012

Files & links session 3

Oct - 11 - 2012

Files & links session 4

Oct - 22 - 2012

Files & Links Session 5

Oct - 30 - 2012

Files & Links Session 6

Nov - 19 - 2012

Path animation

Compilation of different path animation techniques. Incl. path animation of a camera.

Compilation of different path animation techniques. Incl. path animation of a camera.

Nov - 29 - 2012

Dynamic Paint

Step-by-step Tutorial for Dynamic Paint

Step-by-step Tutorial for Dynamic Paint

Nov - 30 - 2012

Drivers

Step-by-step Tutorial for Drivers

Step-by-step Tutorial for Drivers

Nov - 30 - 2012

Screenshot of the Compositing Process

Screenshot of the quick tutorial on compositing on Friday, 30 November.

Screenshot of the quick tutorial on compositing on Friday, 30 November.

Dec - 06 - 2012

Advanced Compositing

How to build a compositing-setup

How to build a compositing-setup