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Innovative Designs and Procedural Patterns with Fusion 360 and Maya

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    Generative design is transforming the way that products are created by providing design solutions that are efficient, resilient, and visually striking. When thinking of generative-design aesthetics, two approaches are commonly used. The first resembles bones that provide structure with minimal use of material. The second approach uses complex algorithmic patterns, similar to fractal geometries and procedural textures, which can be used as bodies or applied to surfaces. This class will explore easy-to-follow workflows for the creation and combination of structures and patterns in generative design. We will create efficient structures with Fusion 360 software’s Autodesk Generative Design tool. We’ll use Maya software’s MASH tool to create intricate procedural networks, which we’ll then bring into Fusion 360 for further refinement. The use of MASH is a novel and innovative approach, far easier to achieve than other tools such as Dynamo or Grasshopper.

    Key Learnings

    • Learn how to use Autodesk Generative Design in Fusion 360 to create efficient, lightweight components that meet specific criteria
    • Learn how to use Maya MASH to create procedural, algorithmic patterns and bring them into Fusion 360 for further development
    • Learn about how to easily import and export geometries between Fusion 360 and Maya
    • Learn how to generate innovative models that combine generative design structures with intricate patterns