Experiment with Grasshopper3dIt is an amazing tool when in need for conceptual research and exploration. The open source community keeps providing great tools.

Experimental visuals can be extremely easy to create with the right workflow, allowing the designer to create his own 3d inspirational world enhancing his concepts and artistic direction solely rather than to use online resources that eventually are common world wide and thus narrowing the down creativity of design.

Influenced  or influencer? by others or would you create own? As a product designer we all know it is hard to not be influenced by strong visual inputs. As we all look for the most unique and latest designs out there that will be part of our image board, we should not forget that the images we find or old. The design in the image even if the visual in brand new, has been thought of or processed long before by another

designer, creator or artist out there.

We should be open to a new design process where we drive the artistic direction of our creation and not imposed. If we can drive our inspiration, we will find a unique design signature faster than ever.


Parametric Design DNA

2d parametric art. It can't get better than that! using parametric design as a constructive Design DNA. As matter of fact, this approach allows interactive design process, with many variables and inputs taken in considerations which amplify the ending result, or even better, results.

Design DNA has is the Core of our design direction or a result of a given brief. If used in beginning of design process this helps to influence the design in all its future process, and while design processes are dynamic, the DDNA evolves as well with new design goals in hand.

Above. grasshopper definition. Parametric Design DNA

bottom. Photo BASH example of simple exploration that later has been add to the parametric DNA.

Photo bashing ! ! !

Exploring a ready-made render is a fast and easy process to generate more results using a 2D editing software such as Photoshop. For some designers, especially automotive designers, photoshop and image bashing techniques, could easily help push the design and help to conceive a more complex design intention which will be augmented in grasshopper. 


Coming soon

exploring with Vray for Rhino. 

Chaos Group. Lastly.  Chaos group has lunched Vray for grasshopper. It is directly linked to grasshopper and finally helps push design visualizations without the tiring and long process of importing exporting design, while killing history and the procedural powerful process grasshopper has gave us so far.

In the coming month I will explore this link between grasshopper and Vray. So far, the results are promising.