11 – 12 August
Prototyping Complexity focuses on the modelling and digital fabrication of complex doubly-curved surfaces in Rhino using the T-Splines plug-in. During an intense 2-day period, participants will be introduced to basic concepts on the geometry of curves and surfaces before an introduction to T-Splines, Autodesk’s complex surface modeller. Participants will design furniture pieces or lighting products in T-Splines to be unfolded and laser cut or 3D printed using our digital fabrication tools. Objects produced will have the opportunity to be developed further and showcased on the online jewellery and product design shop cyberth.com. The design-based workshop will be supported by a series of presentations related to the workshop content.
The workshop is open to both students and professionals in architecture, product design, industrial design, and any other related fields. To ensure maximum time with tutors, the workshop is limited to 8 students. Participants should be familiar with the basics in Rhino, but no experience with Grasshopper or digital prototyping is required. The workshop fee is £400 for students and £500 for professionals. The enrolment fee includes materials and fabrication costs. Participants will receive 25% all 1+2D services for 3 months after the workshop.
All participants should bring their own laptops and have Rhino SR9 and the latest version of T-Splines for Rhino installed in Windows prior to starting the workshop. Academic copies for students and teachers is available here, and an evaluation copy of Rhino can be found here. An evaluation copy of T-Splines can be found here and a free copy for students can be found here.
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