record history

Here are the files of first week. Course introduction (English / Turkish) and first homework assignment. Today, we’ve seen examples and some basic techniques regarding the main concepts of design computing. Tried to create our first associative systems using recording history of events in Rhinoceros. First homework is design of an animated form, simulating the geometric and topological behaviour of a reptile skin. It is a component-based form-finding exercise, introducing some of the principal concepts of associative geometry and recursive [history-enabled] design process. You’ll analyse the formation of a reptile’s skin pattern, and try to […]

The cellular canopy is an anonymous tutorial on history recording capability of Rhino. I’ve been using a “pedagogical” version of this tutorial as an educational tool on the introduction to Grasshopper and Parametric Modeling for architects. Interesting thing with such exercises is they quickly attract students’ attention to the process of designing, in other words “designing the design process”; one of the first things we should emphasize in courses of design computing. Here, we plan and develop a 3d model that uses regular flow on surface command. However, while we […]

Record History functionality in Rhinoceros3D has interesting potentials which might be utilized in a process of design exploration. We’ll try to show it’s concept and limitations; First, build two surfaces, one is planar at world xy plane, and the other represents … say the “initial” form of your design. Put another surface on the planar one, as if it’s an ideal “component” of the finished geometric composition. Activate “Record History” button at the bottom of Rhinoceros window, then array your component on the planar surface. You’ll see the Record History […]