Merge your Assignment 04 with the DIVA Daylighting and Material components to create a visualization of solar irradiation. Refer to the video tutorial for Week 5 that Prof. Downey posted to review how the visualization is set up.
Next, revise your responsive component from Assignment 04 to fit the site context (the South façade of the E Building and use: a light-shading screen that is modeled in Rhino. Be sure the unit:
- Matches up at four points so it will connect to the surrounding units.
- Is formed from triangles and planar quads so it can be manufactured
- Contains one, or possibly two openings that are capable of being completely open/shut
- Contains no more than twelve faces
This component unit will be plugged into a larger sun screen.
Build a responsive component. Define a goal for your responsive component to achieve and a method to address that goal. For example, a goal could be to shade a window surface, and the method could be controlling the size of an aperture or the length of an external shading louver.
Your responsive component can really be anything you want. However, it needs to meet the following criteria:
- It must be able to be applied to a surface. For this assignment you don’t have to apply it to a surface but it is strongly reccommended and both of the tutorials start with a surface as a basis for creating the components.
- The responsiveness of your component must be driven by an external parameter, and the limits of the parameter need to be remapped values between 0.0 and 1.0. See the tutorial videos for reference.
- Your component needs to be your own, don’t just do the tutorial and turn that in. Think about ways you can use the tutorials to give you ideas for your own components.
Prepare your surface for fabrication. We will be creating cut files for the laser cutter in this assignment. You may use the surface you created in the last assignment or create a new one. Please see the requirements for details steps.
This assignment requires a couple of steps to complete. Scale is a big part of this project because our files have to be prepared for cutting.
- You will need to create or modify your surface to fit within a 12″ x 12″ x 12″ volume.
- You must panelize your surface and have a minimum of 50 quad panels.
- You may use either method for panelizing and laying out your files for cutting. The two methods are the triangle method and or the quad method. Either is acceptable.
- The panels must be nested on a sheet to fit the laser cutter boundaries.
- You must provide your grasshopper definition, a rhino file of your project, and a rhino .3dm file of your pieces for laser cutting.
- The file for laser cutting must have only two layers in it. One named Cut and another named Score. You must put your cut and score linework on the appropriate layers. NOTE: the only objects in this file are to be the lines/polylines for cutting and scoring. There should be no additional geometry.
Panelize and control geometry with an attractor. Using the second class tutorials as a starting point, create two surfaces to panelize. At least one surface must be created in Grasshopper (not just referenced from Rhino). You may create some geometry in rhino, but the surface needs to be created in Grasshopper. For example you could draw curves in Rhino then use loft or revolve or other surface creation tools. Your surface needs to be panelized into flat/triangulated sub-panels. At least one of these surfaces must use some attractor geometry to affect some change/variation across the surface.
Create your own box morphed object in Rhino/Grasshopper. Using the first class tutorials as a starting point, create you own objects in rhino and morph them to a a surface. The surface can either be created in rhino “manually” or by creating a parametric surface in grasshopper (as demonstrated in the revolve tutorial during class). Please don’t just use simple shapes e.g. cones, pyramids, spheres, and boxes, but really try and design an object in rhino that would give you a great object when populated on your surface.
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