This class will explore DynaShape, a free and open-source Dynamo package for constraint-based form finding, optimization, and physics simulation. DynaShape helps you design exciting, creative, and practical architectural forms based on understandings of clever geometric principles combined with the magic of computational algorithms. We will introduce you to powerful and fun-to-use conceptual design tools and techniques that are quite unusual in Dynamo and Revit software. All will take place directly inside the familiar Dynamo environment, with interactive visual feedback.
- Learn about the DynaShape package for Dynamo
- Understand some useful geometric and physical principles in computational design
- Learn how to design complex architectural geometries in a practical way
- See how computation can help expand design possibilities
Long Nguyen is a computer scientist with special interests in Computational Design, Generative Architecture, Computer Graphics, Digital Photography and lightsabers. Previously graduated from the University of Cambridge and currently based at the University of Stuttgart, Long is a very active researcher and lecturer in Computational Design. He has a passion for promoting computational design within the AEC industry and especially the BIM community. He develops tools for the Revit/Dynamo platform, as well as Rhino/Grasshopper. His main languages are English, Vietnamese, C++, C# and Python