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Final outcome of ARC8016 Emergent Digital Design Methods

by clivewright on January 23, 2015

I have unfortunately neglected to keep the updates of this module posted however over the past few weeks of semester 1 I was able to fabricate a prototype of the Solar Fern. You can see some pictures below and read (…)

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Tracking light with an Arduino

by clivewright on December 3, 2014

I’ve been looking into the creation of my Solar Fern Prototype for the ARC8016 module. Throught he use of Light Dependant Resistors and an Arduino I can control servos that would be utilised for the movement of the arms of (…)

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ARC8016 Midpoint

by clivewright on November 25, 2014

Last week we presented our ideas to the class for the Emergent Digital Design Methods module. I have been experimenting with the Grasshopper Plugin for Rhino in the run up to the presentation to create a working prototype of my (…)

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Plugin Presentation

by clivewright on November 4, 2014

A presentation I gave alongside Meteor about DIVA for Rhino. A useful plugin for highly optimised daylighting and energy modeling. DIVA Presentation

Exercise 1E | Sequences

by clivewright on October 11, 2014

Aim: Looking at Sequences to generate data.

Exercise 1D | Controlling a Curve in Grasshopper

by clivewright on October 11, 2014

I found the product of this exercise bulky and unnecessary. Having X, Y and Z controllers for each point led to a large amount of modules for a small outcome. I used the point geometry to define each point in (…)

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Exercise 1C | Referencing and Creating Geometry

by clivewright on October 11, 2014

Aim: Create a lofted surface in Grasshopper but using Geometry that was created in Rhino. I started off by creating a curve within Rhino. Whereas before I duplicated and moved it along an axis I wanted to be able to (…)

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Exercise 1B | Creating a grid of columns

by clivewright on October 11, 2014

Aim: To create a simple Grasshopper definition to introduce the concepts of data matching as well as basic commands. Using the Integer parameter and the Point XYZ component we can create multiple points in Rhino at a given number. These (…)

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Grashopper: Interface and Basics

by clivewright on October 9, 2014

Grasshopper is a node based programming interface and graphical algorithm editor that is accessed through Rhino. The Grasshopper interface is comprised of two main areas: 1. The components: 2. The Canvas: The components panel is split into nine categories which (…)

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Exercise 1A | Making a lofted surface from Multiple Curves in Rhino

by clivewright on October 9, 2014

Aim: To introduce the Rhino 4.0 User Interface and use the simple modelling tools by creating curves and lofted surfaces. Lofted surface: An object created by connecting a series of curves together.   1. Create a curve: 2. Duplicate and (…)

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