HS2013 | COMPLEXCITY

Aug - 23 - 2013

HS2013 | Discover Urban Qualities


Qualitative video analysis and graphical / quantitative explanation

Looking at Bucheggplatz we will examine its capability to handle different speeds of transportation, different needs of users and neighbours. In comparison to other squares in Zurich we will look at its functional integration into and its significance for the city. How does Zurich’s infrastructure interact with space? Which qualities arise? Which ones are missing?

You will learn how to program small pieces of Python and how to render and composite 3D scenes.

Fridays 1pm - 4pm | starting friday 27.9.2013 | Hit h12 | 4 ETCS

Tools: Camera (bring your own if you can), Python, Blender

Dani Zünd 
Lukas Treyer

PDF (with program).blend / source file for the video

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

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.

Aug - 25 - 2013

Shapely as a Python module for Blender

Shapely  is a Python module that builds on top of libgeos, an open source library for 2D geometry operations. We will use it in our course as a python module for Blender to learn Python in a visual and playful way.

Shapely is a Python module that builds on top of libgeos, an open source library for 2D geometry operations. We will use it in our course as a python module for Blender to learn Python in a visual and playful way.

Oct - 02 - 2013

L1 Blender VSE (Video Sequence Editor)

In nutshell: Screenshot,   How to create proxies,   HelveticaNeue as TTF In lesson 1 we learn how to use Blender as a video editing tool.

In nutshell: Screenshot, How to create proxies, HelveticaNeue as TTF
In lesson 1 we learn how to use Blender as a video editing tool.

Oct - 18 - 2013

Introduction to Python Programming

Today we will learn the basics of programming with Python. Also consider: Shapely for Blender, Python Shapefile Library

Today we will learn the basics of programming with Python. Also consider: Shapely for Blender, Python Shapefile Library

Nov - 15 - 2013

Data

zurich vbz routes and schedulesbucheggplatz3D+OSLVIZ + python snippets

zurich vbz routes and schedules
bucheggplatz3D+OSLVIZ
+ python snippets

Nov - 17 - 2013

Blender Path Animation

This example explains how to use Blender's path animation and particle system to animate a traffic route in an abstract way and composite it into a video.

This example explains how to use Blender's path animation and particle system to animate a traffic route in an abstract way and composite it into a video.

Nov - 22 - 2013

Lat / Lon to CH coordinates

A small tutorial on coordinate conversion. Keywords/Keylinks:  PyProj, for Windows, for OSX Word Coordinate System: WGS84, SRID4326 Swiss Coordinate System: CH1903, SRID21781

A small tutorial on coordinate conversion. Keywords/Keylinks:
PyProj, for Windows, for OSX
Word Coordinate System: WGS84, SRID4326
Swiss Coordinate System: CH1903, SRID21781

Dec - 04 - 2013

Public Traffic On Bucheggplatz 7am-8am

data sources:  schedule + routes:
, Terrain, 
Building Footprints , 
.blend-file (Building Footprints randomly extruded), 
Python Scripts

data sources:
schedule + routes: , Terrain, Building Footprints , .blend-file (Building Footprints randomly extruded), Python Scripts

Dec - 11 - 2013

DEM of Switzerland as a Blender file

As digital elevation model (DEM) data is freely available on http://srtm.csi.cgiar.org we imported SRTM data to Blender using the ESRI ASCII format.

You can download the file here: switzerland.blend (750MB) (compressed [...]