Parametric design tools for automotive designers
FORCES is A Pro-Beginner workshop introducing visual scripting with Grasshopper3D and Rhino3d, and parametric thinking for designers. Students will write and explore parametric definitions and will be engaging with multiple open-source plugins.
Forces v1.0 will focus on the application of computational design tools for industrial and automotive designers. An introduction to grasshopper and its powerful range of tools, participants will learn and explore texture "CELL" deployment over variable methodologies, learning parametric design thinking and shape analysis, deformations, form finding and penalization techniques.
Forces v1.0 workshop brings automotive / industrial designers the power of computational design and iterations as part of the future of design, creation of unique textures (CMF) and the freedom of design abilities.
The workshop is tailor made for CREAPOLE automotive design students. Parametric design tools and approach can influence design strategy, style as well as fabrication.
Forces is a preliminary design workshop preparing student for the annual "PEUGEOT design workshop" (4th year) held January 2020 with PSA automotive designer teams.
Importing from Rhino
Creating NURBS surfaces in GH
Curve/Point to surface manipulations
Forces and Attractions
2D surface morphing
Exploring parametric design
Navigating in Rhino 6
Basic 3D modeling and interactive manipulation.
Introduction to Grasshopper and visual computing
Creation of parametric surfaces in grasshopper
Surface sub Division, Morphing, Patterns
Forces and attractions
ALIAS AUTO-STUDIO 2020 > Importing\Exporting
Digital form-finding techniques
3D-Print ready geometries
workshop main tools and plugins will be
Each Participant should provide their own laptop with the following software installed:
Rhino3D version 6
Grasshopper (comes within Rhino6)
Alias Studio // SpeedForm // Fusion360
Keyshot Rhino Bridge plugin
Prior to the workshop each student will create accounts in the following pages:
We will cover how to benefit and use the grasshopper vast community and open source sharing and helping, as a learning platform as well as a current hub for development and parametric news.
Grasshopper plugins Package
download and install workshop plugin package
link will be sent directly to students emails
follow PDF installation instructions