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Smithsonian building archive of printable 3D scans

In Uncategorized on March 1, 2012 at 6:09 pm

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http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-57384166-52/smithsonian-turns-to-3d-to-bring-collection-to-the-world/

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Smithsonian building archive of printable 3D scans

In Uncategorized on March 1, 2012 at 6:09 pm

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grid shell structure

In Uncategorized on February 6, 2010 at 6:12 pm

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In Uncategorized on February 5, 2010 at 4:45 am

This the image for the second assignment

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Dynamic Growth Pattern

In Uncategorized on February 4, 2010 at 1:56 am

Final_Path, Color, Scale

In Uncategorized on February 3, 2010 at 3:51 am

Below are the links to the pdfs for the final assignment.

Final Code

Final Board

animation of ellipsoids_ellallip

In Uncategorized on January 29, 2010 at 10:06 am

Design Concept:

To show the old merging with the new.  The animation simulates a person walking past the sculpture; starting at 45 degrees from the face and walking around to view it from 45 degrees on the opposite side.  One image is of Aristotle the great philosopher (who was originally intended to sit atop the plinth*) and the other is a current student/philosopher reading on the MIT steps.

*  “The four plinths were originally intended to support four sculptures of ancient Greek thinkers Aristotle, Ictinus, Archimedes, and Callicrates.” -MIT Tech

Click for animation…

Pseudo Code: (also see the “image-based pixelization” tool posted above which went into this design)

  • ‘delete any previous work in the Rhino model
  • ‘call the PictureDiameter function below (twice)
  • ‘create new origin point for second heightfield
  • ‘select heightfield by which to generate new grid dimensions from
  • ‘create bounding box to evaluate dimensions of the heightfield
  • ‘create grid from boundingbox of selected heightfield
  • ‘create new layer on which to place ellipsoid in order to call and rotate it each time it runs through the n+1 iteration
  • ‘create ellipsoid using the diameter from each image and a fixed height
  • ‘move ellipsoid to Default layer once rotated
  • ‘delete unnecessary “Temp” layer

  • ’embedded Function PictureDiameter
  • ‘create heightfield
  • ‘create bounding box to evaluate dimensions of the heightfield
  • ‘create grid from boundingbox of selected heightfield
  • ‘create circles with a diameter dimension linked to the z value for each point of the heightfield
  • ‘create 1D array of diameter dimensions
  • ‘define PictureDiameter

Code:

TOOL_image based pixel generator_dual image ellipsoids

Class

In Uncategorized on January 28, 2010 at 11:04 pm

box on curve cynthia

In Uncategorized on January 25, 2010 at 4:28 am

assignment1_3d grid cynthia


Cynthia proposed tool and 3d grid

In Uncategorized on January 24, 2010 at 9:25 pm

cynthia’s 3d grid

assignment1_3d grid cynthia

Cynthia proposed tool:

1) Catenary curves with different size of bricks

2) find the intersection of box and prepare the cutsheet

3) lighting (as more generative tool)