Please note, it is a two-part series: January 7th (Part 1) and January 14th (Part 2) from 1-3 PM.
In this design-build course members will learn about how to translate a design idea into a 3D printed object using advanced modeling tools. This is an application driven course that focuses on Rhinoceros and Grasshopper as a tool for design exploration and realization. The session will look at the design process for a ring that will have the possibility of being 3D printed with castable wax and suitable for the casting process in the Fine Metals & Jewellery Studio. Members will be walked through the process step by step; establish intentions, create a design framework, and evaluate and execute the process of creating a parametric system to explore design iterations within that framework. The primary objective of this course is to give the participant the knowledge to use their Grasshopper script to explore different design iterations and create a unique ring design of their own.
Participants are encouraged to follow along with the session on their own computer. If necessary, a 90-day trial license for Rhino/Grasshopper can be obtained from: https://www.rhino3d.com/download.
4-hour Course Price:
Facilitator: Phil Fors
Phil's passion for art, design and fabrication emerged at the age of 12 when he started trying to build guitars. His interest in design and fabrication led him to study Architectural Science at Ryerson University, where he graduated in 2018 with a specialization in Building Science. He has since become interested in more advanced technologies such as parametric modelling and CNC machining. Phil always been focused on innovating the process of how we bring an idea into the built world. His latest obsession is working out how he can use parametric systems to help make realistic 3D digital rendered animations.
- Rhino Tutorials from McNeel: https://www.rhino3d.com/tutorials
- Rhino Command List: http://docs.mcneel.com/rhino/5/help/en-us/commandlist/command_list.htm
- Rhinoceros User Forums: https://discourse.mcneel.com
- Simply Rhino - Rhino3d Video Tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRBjWaXSeqTP89FWVv26QxA/videos
- Grasshopper Primer: http://grasshopperprimer.com/en/
- Grasshopper Tutorials from McNeel: https://www.rhino3d.com/tutorials
- Grasshopper Component Reference: https://rhino.github.io/
- Rhinoceros/Grasshopper User Forums: https://discourse.mcneel.com/c/grasshopper
- Original Grasshopper Forum (Legacy Forums): https://www.grasshopper3d.com/forum
- Food4Rhino (tons of add-ons for GH and Plug-ins for Rhino): https://www.food4rhino.com/
- Youtube - Nick Senske: https://www.youtube.com/user/nsenske
Photographs and/or video will be taken at this event. By taking part in this event you grant the event organizers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the group’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications. If you do not wish to be photographed please inform an event organizer.