Friday, October 1, 2021

Perpetual Mechanisms V1.0 webinar by DesignMorphine (November 27, 2021)

Perpetual Mechanisms V1.0 will build a looping parametric animation from the ground up with Grasshopper. Participants will learn how to plan out the steps of an animation and how to make multiple sub-animations happen at once in correlation or successively based on a single number slider controlling time. This course will also look at how to handle automated camera movements to trick the perspective of a general motion, making the impossible seem possible with animation moments that could only occur at certain camera angles. Once the model is completed, there will be many parameters for you to tweak and adjust to create various satisfying animations, without the need for any manual adjustments. Afterward, the animations will be rendered with V-Ray 5 for Rhino locally and on the cloud. Grasshopper will also be used to apply textures and set up simple lights parametrically so they a coherent and coordinated with the animated system. At the very end, rendered frames will be compiled into GIFs and MP4s directly from Grasshopper to produce professional-quality seamless perpetual loop animations.

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