The challenge of Assignment 01 is to make a sphere that fits into a 1’ x 1’ x 1’ cube and holds together without glue or other hardware, using only the detailing and material itself for structural stability. The material to be used is 1/8” acrylic.
See below images for inspiration and possible techniques:
– Assignment 01 (PDF)
In your groups of two, using Rhino, generate some simple versions of your panel and armature geometry. In addition, open Solidworks and begin to play around with creating sketches, extrusions, holes and mirrors.
We have uploaded an example Rhino file to Dropbox so you can see the amount of detail you need for your armature design for next week. Please review the file called “130408_Assignment 03_Armature Examples_R4”. Create at least 3 panels and three armature sketches
We have also uploaded the two example Solidworks files from class to Dropbox called: “130408_Assignment 03_Solidworks in class example” (this is the sketch and extrusion example) and “130408_Assignment 03_Solidworks Armature Example” (this is the detailed acrylic bent sheet armature). You can use these as reference as you open the program and learn the new features.
For class on 3/5/13:
- Create at least 3 panels and three armature sketches Rhino that we can import into solidworks to detail
- Open Solidworks and create a simple extruded form or sheet metal part to show that you’ve attempted to use the program
Use the video below to learn the basic interface as well as how to use sketches and extrusions. This is a half hour video.
Surface Tech / User Interface and Single Part modeling from Joseph Vidich on Vimeo.
Use the video below to learn more advanced solid and sheet metal modeling. This is a one hour video.
Surface Tech / Tutorial / Solid Modeling + Sheet Metal from Joseph Vidich on Vimeo.
During Tuesday’s class (4/2), there were quite a few Grasshopper Questions. Here are some web resources:
Digital Substance – Attractor Points
Design Reform – Multiple Attractor Points
Cast ex-Lab – Grasshopper Workshop Resources (Good for basic how-to questions)
Co-de-it – Grasshopper Definitions (diagrids, subdivisions, attractor points, etc)
TUDelft – Grashopper (and a lot of other software) Wiki (a start for just exploring Grassopper’s capabilities or for plug-in resources)
I hope this helps everyone. Remember, this is not a Grasshopper class; the point is to build something great – not create to the most complex parametric 3D model you can.
In groups of two, using Grasshopper, generate toolpaths to create a complex milled surface without the use of any original surface geometry. Watch the four videos below on how to construct your Grasshopper definition and simulate the results in RhinoCam.
For class on 3/5/13, you and your partner should bring Grasshopper definitions as well as at least one “baked” curve variation each (2 variations per group minimum) and the associated RhinoCam STL simulation files. Simulations should us a 1/2” diameter ball end mill and should be approximately 10” x 10” (depth should between 1/2” and 1”).
Grasshopper: Sine Curve Toolpaths – Part 1 of 4 from NYCCTfab on Vimeo.
Grasshopper: Sine Curve Toolpaths – Part 2 of 4 from NYCCTfab on Vimeo.
Grasshopper: Sine Curve Toolpaths – Part 3 of 4 from NYCCTfab on Vimeo.
Grasshopper: Sine Curve Toolpaths – Part 4 of 4 from NYCCTfab on Vimeo.
– Assignment 02 – Part B (PDF)
– Part B Presentation (PDF)
– Grasshopper – Sine Curve Toolpaths (.GHX) – coming soon.
The first part of Assignment 02 includes completing some basic Grasshopper tutorials. Please watch the three videos below and complete your own “data tree” definition as outlined in the third video. We will review your work in class next week.
Grasshopper: Grasshopper Basics from NYCCTfab on Vimeo.
Grasshopper: Introduction to Lists – Pt. 1 of 2 from NYCCTfab on Vimeo.
Grasshopper: Introduction to Lists – Pt. 2 of 2 from NYCCTfab on Vimeo.
– Assignment 02 – Part A (PDF)
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