Paul Jeffries will be presenting at the 2018 Shape To Fabrication conference in Stratford, London on the 25th April, on the topic of ‘Computational Design at Scale’. To book tickets visit http://www.shapetofabrication.com/page/conference.
For our office Christmas tree this year we decided to do something a bit different and build our own. We also needed a new centrepiece for our London reception area after the Leadership Bridge moved to our new Birmingham offices. The design team behind that earlier project was reconvened to tackle this new challenge and once again RCD took responsibility for the geometric design.
We decided to take the opportunity to combine two of our favourite structural forms; tensegrity and hyperboloids. Continue reading “Christmas Tensegritree”
In this tutorial, I will provide a very simple demonstration of the use of Grasshopper, a visual scripting environment embedded into the 3D modelling package Rhinoceros and a very useful computational design tool. This example is intended to give a brief overview of how the software works to people with no prior exposure to it and explain the core theoretical principles. Some basic prior knowledge of Rhino itself is assumed, however (i.e. you need to at least be familiar with the general interface – this video will cover most of what you need).
The example should take under 30 minutes to run through but will teach you everything you need to know in order to start using the software by yourself. Each step is accompanied by an animation showing exactly what you need to do. Continue reading “A beginner’s guide to visual scripting with Grasshopper”
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). Continue reading “Salamander 3 now in open beta”
From January 2017, Imperial College London will be running an evening course on Parametric Engineering, co-taught by RCD lead Paul Jeffries. The course will cover the application of Rhino and Grasshopper for computational design within an engineering context and is open to anybody in full time education or academic employment. To apply contact Simply Rhino.