Monday, June 25, 2012

EvoluteTools PRO workshop

Optimizing discrete and semi-discrete models of Freeform Envelopes for fabrication

Paneling / Geometry Optimization / Developable strips / Scripted facades

When, where

eCAADe 2012 / September 10 / Full day workshop
Czech Technical University in Prague and Faculty of Architecture

Target audience

Students and professionals in Architecture, Design, Engineering and Fabrication

What participants can expect to learn in this workshop

Participants will be introduced to the principle of subdivision modeling and its generalisation (combining different global and local subdivision rules). We will have an in-depth look at mesh optimization and how it can be applied for construction aware design of panelisations. Throughout the whole workshop EvoluteTools PRO 2.0 for Rhino will be used by the attendees for hands-on examples and exercises. Participants can bring their own designs (freeform surfaces) to be panelised.

EvoluteTools PRO is an advanced Rhino plug-in providing access to powerful paneling and geometry optimization tools for freeform surfaces with a user friendly interface. Participants will receive a 15 day evaluation license of EvoluteTools PRO to further explore its capabilities.

Workshop presenter

Arch. Florin Isvoranu, Evolute GmbH

Maximum and minimum number of workshop participants

Minimum 5, maximum 10

Prerequisites necessary for  participants

Experience in Rhino, basic knowledge of subdivision modeling, knowledge of RhinoScript is advantageous

Platform used, required software, hardware

Rhino4 SR9, Windows, Monkey Script Editor, personal laptop

Detailed timeline
  • Introduction to subdivision modeling for designing panelisations (45 minutes)
  • Introduction to mesh optimization (75 minutes)
  • Showcasing analysis modes (30 minutes)
  • Advanced constraint fitting (45 minutes)
  • In-depth mesh and polymesh editing, curve networks for double curved panels (45 minutes)
  • Developable strips  (60 minutes)
  • Hands-on examples, panelising designs of participants or creating panelised designs from scratch (2 hours)
  • Specific topics in mesh optimization (planar quad meshes, circle packing meshes) (60 minutes)
  • Introduction to the EvoluteTools PRO RhinoScript interface (60 minutes)


Attendance is free for all
eCAADe 2012 registrants, however, seats are limited, to reserve your seat please contact Evolute GmbH.

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