Yeti – public release

29 May 2011 – Yeti is a live programming interface for Rhino. This is the first public release.

HTML5 & WebGL

16 May 2011 – WebGL enables three-dimensional objects to be easily drawn inside a web-browser. Although the technology is still in its infancy, it is set to disrupt the CAD industry. In this post I explain what webGL is and why it is important.

Yeti

12 May 2011 – Yeti is an interactive textual programming environment I developed to support the creation of three-dimensional geometry.

Threading Grasshopper

7 May 2011 – An advanced tutorial for squeezing performance out of a Grasshopper model with threading – which doubles as an explanation for why CAD isn't getting any faster on most multi-core machines.

Inside Smart Geometry

26 April 2011 – Some of the trends seen at SmartGeometry 2011. The rise of the amateur & the respective market shares of Grasshopper and Generative Components.

Live Programming in Rhino

12 April 2011 – An early sneak peak at a project I have been working on: live parametric programming for Rhino.

Smart Geometry 2011

11 April 2011 – Photographs of the Responsive Acoustic Surface from SmartGeometry 2011.

The Flexibility of Logic Programming: Parametrically Regenerating the Sagrada Família

4 April 2011 – A paper presented at CAADRIA 2011 by Daniel Davis, Jane Burry, and Mark Burry. In this paper we investigate the implications of changing the programming paradigm in a parametric model to logic programming. A qualitative account is given of using dataflow programming and logic programming to generate a portion of the Sagrada Família church.

Designing Responsive Architecture: Mediating Analogue and Digital Modelling in Studio

1 April 2011 – Paper presented at CAADRIA 2011 by Daniel Davis, Flora Salim, and Jane Burry. In this paper we consider the challenges involved in teaching architecture students to program and design electronics whilst maintaining a focus on the design potentials of responsive architecture.

Copenhagen 2.0

14 March 2011 – Two projects I have been working on in Copenhagen. Dermoid: a wooden reciprocal frame. SmartGeometry: a wall made from plaster hyperboloids.