080121_Consulting: polyhedrons frame structure 02

following up on some side escapism while running on more “rational” automaton for an exhibition in berlin (more to come soon)
here the previous code developped for the course of a friend at Knowlton School of Architecture has been applied onto some random polyhedrons.



  dustin wrote @

marc- your projects are amazing. I have learned an enormous amount from reading your blog. I am an architecture student, in my third year, at the University of Oklahoma. There are no resources whatsoever on campus for learning anything like Rhino or VB scripting and so on, so your blog is a huge help for people like me who are searching for knowledge. I was wondering, if you don’t mind sharing, what programs you use to do your renderings?I have been learning Maxwell render, but it takes such a long time on my machine and sometimes I am not looking for photorealism.Thanks for all of the amazing posts, I hope I didn’t take up too much of your time.-Dustin

  moosbrugger wrote @

I have not been here for a while, nice to see you have been working hard. I have a quick question though. Most of the new posts appear to share the same base algorithm, i.e. a packing algorith which appears to pack primative volumes constructed from 4 triangles. The difference in the resultant forms is due to a curve which you have drawn on each face of the volume, or in the newer case a truss that is constructed using the base polygon as a kind of control, is this the case? If so I think it raises an interseting question about formation and representation. I have been looking into similar ideas myself, a kind of layering of process with sub functions that operate on a master template and I believe the interesting moment comes when the subs start to have an influence on the master and a recurrsion can begin. In this sense the process can become purposeful and not just a purely geometric formation. It would interesting to hear your thoughts. Also I can see why you do not want to post your scripts any more, it can be embarassing to publish buggy/sloppy work, architects are not computer scientists afterall, and you would run the risk of lazy students ripping your work off without acknowledgement or pushing it further. However, it would be extremely interesting if you would talk more about what the scripts are actually doing in loosely technical terms, probably Rhino commands in your case. I am sure you are very busy so maybe you don’t have the time, it’s a nice blog any how.Take care,MB.

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