Alex Final

Final Project — Ali Momeni @ 10:02 pm

Final Class/Set-up for Thursday May 3 Opening

Course Administration,Final Project — Ali Momeni @ 7:27 pm

The public opening is announced for 5pm on Thursday May 3.  Design junior Eunice Chung has very kindly made the above poster; please feel free to distribute the PDF by email.

Tomorrow’s class time is dedicated to preparations/installation of your works in the CFA Great Hall/Studio.  I will be available in my studio in Doherty D313 for any consultation/questions.

The map below indicates the locations for each final project:

  • All works must be installed by 12pm PM on Thursday May 3
  • If you see a “?” next to your name, please contact me with your plans.
  • Note the red circles indicating power outlet locations that I have identified; there may be others.
  • If you need additional materials (extension chords, podia, projectors, etc.) and have not yet secured one, please contact me right away.

 

Faculty Course Evaluation

Assignment,Course Administration — Ali Momeni @ 12:28 pm

Please don’t forget to visit the FCE site to complete a Course Evaluation for this class.

The system will be open until May 15, 2012.

CNC Joinery

CNC Router,Laser Cutter — Ali Momeni @ 3:12 pm

Excellent article on the Make Blog on cnc joinery, including discussions of laser-cutting vs. cnc routing (see section titled “Laser vs. Rotary Cutters – The Inside Corner Problem“), as well as wood-bending with cnc machinery (see “Flexures“).

3d Scanning Techniques: Overview

Reference,Scanning,Theory — Ali Momeni @ 11:52 am

LASER SCANNING

STRUCTURED LIGHT

  • Structured Light: Overview on Wikipedia
  • MadMapper: popular commercial software for artists for space-scanning + projection mapping

IMAGE CORRELATION

KINECT

RESOURCES

 

DUE Mon April 16, 2012: 2D/3D Scanning techniques

Assignment,Description,Scanning — Ali Momeni @ 12:20 pm
  • Identify a 2D or 3D scanning technique for creating digitally represented models of physical objects
  • Identify the unique strengths as well as the short comings of the above technique
  • Create a blog post that 1) explains the technique, 2) shows some examples (embed), 3) lists the strengths/shortcomings, 4) gives linkes/references for further research

Assignment Submission Guidelines

Assignment,Course Administration — Ali Momeni @ 1:01 pm

Folding + Origami inspired design

Artists,Grasshopper,Laser Cutter,Rhino3D,Theory — Tags: , , , — Ali Momeni @ 6:28 pm

PEOPLE and COMMUNITIES

EXAMPLES for RHINO and GRASSHOPPER
  • Cairo Patterns: transforms a surface into 4 or 5 sided Cairo Patterns
  • Paper Fold: models simple folding of a single plane of paper [look for “paperfold.ghx”]
  • Rigid Origami Folding: models the folding action of a strip of paper
  • Origami pyramid: models the folding action of a flat plane into a pyramid [look for “origamipyramid.ghx”]
  • Origami 4 point Star: fully models construction of a fourpoint star in Grasshopper [look for “Origami4PointStar.ghx”]
        The Grasshopper and Rhinoscript examples from class are here.

TOOLS

BOOKS

OTHER

 

End of Semester | Timings

Course Administration,Final Project — Ali Momeni @ 4:26 am

for discusion…

FINAL SHOW

CMU dFAB SCHEDULING

  • Consider: no more blocked-out hours during class time
  • Consider: blocked-out hours for our class on M/W/F 11.30am – 2.30pm

SUB-CRITS on FINAL PROJECTS

  • 1st presentation: Monday April 9, 2012
  • 2nd presentation: Monday April 23, 2012
  • 3rd (final) presentation: Thursday May 3

Python and Rhino

Python,Reference,Rhino3D — Ali Momeni @ 5:54 pm

OFFICIAL DOCUMENTATION

WHAT YOU NEED

LEARNING

EXAMPLES
  • Class Examples: a few simple scripts I showed in class, some adopted from the above sources
  • Rhinoscript > RhinoCommon < IronPython: McNeel pages on the conbination of Rhino.NET + Rhino.Common + Python with lots of great sample code here, particularly for RhinoCommon
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