Alias 2019 software comes together with the very special add-in called Dynamo. Dynamo is the computational design platform embedded into Alias and interacting with the geometry created within it. Computational design is a change in the medium of design expression from geometry to logic. It lets designers and engineers create geometry relationships based on rules rather than traditional sculpting/push-pull manipulations. By encoding design rules in a computational framework, it's possible to quickly generate complex, parametric, repetitive geometries, and iterate among different options to determine the best solution. In this class, we will discuss some practical methods of how to model complex patterns like intake, speaker, or front grill. This will include how to deal with the pattern on multiple trimmed surfaces, how to start, and which Dynamo tools to use.
- Discover computation design and how it can be used to generate complex geometry
- Learn how Dynamo interacts with Alias
- Discover how Dynamo deals with multisurfaces created in Alias
- Discover the methods for creating a parametric pattern on multisurfaces
Andrzej Samsonowicz graduated in architecture from the Roma Tre University in Rome, Italy. After that he returned to Warsaw, Poland, and joined Autodesk, Inc., as the architectural engineer responsible for Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Revit software. He’s fascinated by the generative design and he has been exploring its potential for some years already. He’s learned languages like Grasshopper and he became the expert in Dynamo software. His new area of interest became his hobby and it pushed him to purchase his own CNC (computer numerical control) milling machine and experiment with design and fabrication of complex shape furniture. With Dynamo software becoming more and more mature, he was asked by his colleagues from automotive department to explore Dynamo software’s usability in the area of automotive design. So started his adventure in this industry, and later he’s had great opportunities to organize some workshops for leading automotive design companies like BMW AG and Groupe Renault, where Dynamo software is seen as an outstanding designing tool of some particular details of a car, like complex patterns, random geometry, or fractal geometry.