Monday, April 21, 2014

Andrew Delle Bovi: Asn11 : FINAL PROJECT

The surface framework that controls the mapping of each component.

The power-copy framework that controls the aperture of each surface in relation to the attractor.

Top View/Elevation View

Surf_Dist Parameter: Controls how long or how short the surface that these components are mapped to is.

Tab_length Paramter: Controls the length of exterior tabs of each power copy, this is to provide for space in order for the modules to overlap successfully. 

Attractor_pos Parameter: This controls the location of the attractor which adjusts the opening aperture of each module in relative distance from the attractor.

Attractor_factor Parameter: This controls how much or how little the attractor takes effect on each module.

Offset_factor Parameter: This controls how large or how small the offset of each module is from its original dimension.

Finally we have a grid showing the unfolded geometry that could be exported and cut for fabrication!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Andrew Delle Bovi: Asn10 : Knowledge Patterns 2

 Develop-able Flat Surfaces

Knowledge pattern for curve 

 Knowledge Pattern for surface and surface colors

Original surface file controlling curve position and surface curve divisions.

Original curve file control surface position, hole aperture and surface dimension.

Andrew Delle Bovi: Asn8 : Powercopy Knowledgeware

I started with a simple grid, created a multi-sectioned surface and then projected the points 
and created a fill object from connected poly-lines. This created the power copy.

Surface spline: height and length parameters are linked to grid spacing and amount of grid points.

Here the projected point surface is "stretched," we can see how the power-copies adjust to the change in the surface shape.

As the grid spacing is increased, the power-copies grow along with it but at a smaller spacing the extrusions stretch further and the inverse happens when scaling up.

Elevations of 1 inch spacing versus 5 inch spacing respectively. 

Additionally the power-copy extrusions are linked to an excel file which allows access 
to a random number generator. When updated we can see different results. Also,
by applying multiplication factors we can control the "range" of the randomization.

Here is an experimentation with applications of color changing parameters. As we randomize the extrusion heights linked to the excel sheet and stretch the projected point surface, we can see which power-copies exceed the limit of the max-area parameter and which remain below it. 

A quick snip of the color changing script applied for each power copy row created 
digital project.

Some material studies, just for fun......

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