Design & Parametric Fabrication Summer Workshop at ControlMAD
Madrid - July 1-26, 2019
This course focuses on knowledge in 3D modeling with Rhinoceros and Parametric Design with Grasshopper. Thanks to digital fabrication tools, students can get real results with the construction of a large scale prototype as a final project.
The course is organized so that any student without previous knowledge in 3D modeling or Rhino may get a solid base for going into parametric design. For that, the course uses Grasshopper, a free graphical algorithm editor tightly integrated with Rhino’s 3-D modeling tools. Unlike RhinoScript, Grasshopper does not require knowledge of programming or scripting but still allows designers to build form generators, from the simple to the awe-inspiring. It is used at renowned architecture offices like Zaha Hadid or Norman Foster.
Students not only learn how to model and render but also will implement various strategies to obtain structures of complex models, analyze, calculate, interact with the physical environment etc. There will be an opportunity to manufacture different models with CNC technology, like cutting laser Trotec and 3D printers. The final goal is to create, design and 3D model a cool object, prototype or sculpture using Rhino and Grasshopper, get a fast render with V-Ray and make it real with the digital machines.