Hopefully, you have all had a chance to sift through the readings that I posted. I have enjoyed reading through your summaries and answering your questions. Before the start of the workshop, please be sure to skim through the Scripting Primer that I posted. Also, I believe Carol is helping you with the download of the trial version of Rhino 4. You should have this downloaded and installed by the start of the workshop. I will assume that you are all new to Rhino and scripting, so, don't worry about not having experience prior to the workshop. Below is a general outline for the workshop. I suggest that students work in groups of 2-3, but am open to individual projects if some of you prefer to work alone. I will be working on several models alongside you. You are free to join in, ask questions, etc. at any moment. See you soon!
Day 1: SCRIPTING FUN! Lecture by Jenny and Introduction to scripting in Rhino. Scripting explorations and production of first matrix catalogue drawing.
Day 2: UPSETTING SYMMETRIES: CODE AND CONTEXT
Review initial drawings (plotted) and begin fabrication planning. Additional scripting investigations and formal assemblies
Day 3: FABRICATION: MATERIAL MATTERS
Digital model prep; first batch of .stl files sent to 3D printer and .dwg files to laser cutter.
Day 4: ASSEMBLY AND PRODUCTION
Second and final batches of .stl files sent to 3D printer and .dwg files to laser cutter. Fabrication and assembly of models. Final drawings sent to plotter.
Day 5: INSTALLATION
Gallery set-up and opening. Carol, is it possible to have an evening opening of the student work on Tuesday, 21st?