Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Generative design webinar using Wallacei by Mohammed Makki, Milad Showkatbakhsh, (hosted by McNeel Europe)

July 6-8, 2020
10 AM-1 PM/ 2-6 PM CET
An online course hosted by McNeel Europe S.L. (Barcelona)

McNeel Europe presents a 3-day (July 6-8) webinar on generative design with Wallacei: Tower Optimization Strategies, with Mohammed Makki and Milad Showkatbakhsh, co-founders of Wallacei. Wallacei is an evolutionary engine to run simulations through genetic algorithms for solving multi-objective optimization problems. Wallacei incorporates highly detailed analytic tools with comprehensive selection methods, including unsupervised machine learning algorithms to assist users in making more informed decisions at all stages of their generative design processes. In the 3-day online course, learn the detailed features and functions of the Wallacei platform through a hands-on approach, gaining a thorough understanding of the methodologies associated with the applications of evolutionary concepts in design. The workshop will teach Wallacei through the design of an architectural tower, focusing on two primary scales that address both tower morphology and tower façade.

Day 1: Fundamentals
  • The theory behind the application of Evolutionary Principles in Design and Problem Solving:
    • Significance of the biological evolutionary processes in nature.
    • Translation of biological evolutionary processes within computation.
  • Genetic Algorithms: case studies in design.
  • Generative Design with Wallacei features and contributions.
  • Running Wallacei: Environment, Goals, Objectives, and Gene pools.
Day 2: Wallacei Generative Design Workflow
  • Setting up the generative design workflow, environments, and frameworks in order to set up a meaningful tower optimization problem.
  • Understanding the Wallacei.X user interface and reading the simulation’s results:
    • Wallacei Settings: population, parameters, search space and dynamic charts.
    • Wallacei Analytics: standard deviation, diamond chart, and fitness values.
    • Wallacei Selection: parallel coordinate, selecting solutions, Pareto front, and phenotypes.
    • The Wallacei.X Component Output: genomes, phenotypes, and data.
  • Selecting Solutions for starting the second simulation.
Day 3: Selection Strategies
  • Setting up the workflow and design problem for the second simulation.
  • Running the genetic algorithm, analyzing the results, and extracting solutions.
  • Visualization and presentation strategies of the final solution set.
Course requirements: Basic knowledge using Rhino and Grasshopper.

Online course fee: EUR 397,50 (+VAT); full-time students and university teachers will get a 50 % discount (proof of status required). Please note, your seat is only confirmed once your payment has cleared.

Max. number of participants: 25. If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled June 21.

Course language: English 

Educational seats are limited. Sign up now by contacting McNeel Europe here!


Animeluvr said...


Please when is there going to be such a webinar, but free. For students and maybe teachers and enthusiasts who can't afford the registration fee?

Thank you.

Verena Vogler said...

Hi, this is a three-day class, and unfortunately we cannot offer such type of training for free. We tried to make it more convenient for tutors and students that can participate with a 50% discount. Maybe these short tutorials on the Wallacei Youtube channel will help you to get started: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDCG-v5LG5Kd2iMGnBCtKRA
Best, Verena

Tejesh kumar said...

is it possible to get the online recording for this workshop?