Maxscipt can be used to automate specific modeling tasks in a sequential-parametric way. This example, developed in 2005 shows an example of that. It creates various table designs by polygon modeling operations and asks the  user various parameters. Maxscript file is here, [MS File] you can download, test and alter it however you want (last tested in Max Design 2011 and works). Below is the interface of the script; There are preset parameters in a dropdown box, and all other available parameters are organized in rollouts. Here are some default results […]


This is a simple tool resembling John Hejduk and colleagues’ famous design exercise “The Nine-Square Grid”. The tool was developed in 2009 using MaxScript. Here is a phrase from our eCAADe 2009 paper titled: “Role of Studio Exercises in Digital Design Education: Case Study of the Nine-Square Grid”; The nine-square grid is one of the most common kit-of-parts exercises in design studios since more than 50 years. To explain briefly, the ninesquare grid exercise is based on the transformation of a nine-square grid into a series of alternatives, using a pre-defined kit-of-parts and a set […]


It was 2008, eCAADe Presentation at Antwerp together with Birgül Çolakoğlu and Serkan Uysal. The work presented in this paper, is an example of student work developed in Introduction to Computational Design  graduate course titled “Designing the Design”  at Yildiz Technical University. The course focuses on the use of algorithms as design tools, rather than coding experiments. The course runs parallel to shape grammar course, in which basic concepts of computation is thought through visual design exercises. The shape grammar course teaches rule based logic, algorithmic thinking and formal approach […]


QuickShaper (QS) an experimental computer utility for Shape Grammars. It aims to assist designers and students in creating and exploring rule-based designs. QS is first presented and published with Birgül Çolakoğlu at the 25th eCAADe Conference held at Frankfurt / Germany in September 29th, 2007. QS is a scripted utility, written in MaxScript, developed within Autodesk’s 3D Studio MAX version 9. It is not tested on earlier versions. QS works well with Max Design 2011 after modified 1.80 version. This tutorial document [PDF File] presents the basic features of QS. Also you […]