Generative design is a design method in which the output is generated by a set of rules or an algorithm. It is based on parametric modeling and it is a fast method of exploring design possibilities. Dynamo is a generative design application equipped with a user friendly interface based on Visual Programming. It’s a language which provides users ability to create geometry through scripts without any deep programming knowledge and experience. It allows designers and engineers to create geometry relationships based on rules and logic rather than traditional sculpting/push-pull manipulations and allows to generate geometry which normally would be very time consuming. This session will focus on some aspects of the generative design focused on detail modelling based on surfaces and geometry (complex and irregular 3d patterns, random geometry and fractal geometry) and show how these designs can be integrated into Alias and Alias SpeedForm models.
- The unleashed potential of gnerative design in automotive industry
- What is Visual Programming?
- Connected workflows between Dynamo, Alias, and Alias SpeedForm
- Complex patterns, fractal geometry modelling methods in Dynamo
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.