Salamander 3 now in open beta

Salamander 3, a new structural modelling and interoperability tool developed by RCD lead Paul Jeffries, is now in open beta and available to download from Food4Rhino.  The tool adds the ability to model structural elements such as beams, slabs, nodes etc. inside Rhino and for this data to be exchanged with analysis packages (at present, Autodesk Robot and Oasys GSA).

The tutorial videos below demonstrate how to install the Rhino plugin and utilise some of the basic modelling commands in the tool to develop a simple structure.

 

Emergence – The Development and Future of Computational Design

A recording of the talk I recently gave as part of the ‘Design Discourse’ series at Imperial is now available on YouTube, here:

Unfortunately many of the animated embedded .gifs in the presentation did not display properly on Imperial’s hardware (computers, eh?), so they have been included below instead – click on each one to view the animation:

A simple building frame generated parametrically
A simple building frame generated parametrically

SketchPad - the first graphical CAD tool - in operation.

SketchPad – the first graphical CAD tool – in operation.

RCD's Tadpole Tool

RCD’s TaDPOLE Tool

TaDPOLE results displayed via an online dashboard
TaDPOLE results displayed via an online dashboard
Dynamic massing generation and analysis
Dynamic massing generation and analysis
Salamander 3 - parameteric dome example
Salamander 3 – parameteric dome example