Computational Design
The 2D Minimum BoundingBox in 3D Space

Trying to keep fit is always a good idea! I found this interesting challenge made by Ryan Hughes (here)   Looking for a computational design challenge? I’ve just mocked up a quick test for some of the applicants to our internship program, which we are still accepting applications for (link below). The challenge is to […]

Rhino tutorial
Weaving of trumpets – Python + Rhinoscript

Sketching by Rhino ( Python + Rhinoscript). the Weaving of Trumpets     The principle behind the script The script creates a three-dimensional matrix of points distributed in geometric space. For each elementary cubic module, find the centroid and subsequently for each face of the cube a 4×4 matrix of points lying on each face. […]

Rhino tutorial
Modelling the Alessi juicer in Rhino – The Wrong Way!

Modelling the Alessi juicer in Rhino – The Wrong Way! In some cases the reason why I publish video tutorials does not always coincide with the best solution or the perfect way, indeed my videos are functional to the theoretical part of my courses and for this reason, I try to emulate the most common […]

Rhino tutorial
The Comet is back! Python + Rhinoscript

Sketching by Rhino ( Python + Rhinoscript). Happy New Year 2021!       Feel free to edit/modify the script below #THE COMET IS BACK! Happy New Year 2021 – by Luciano Ambrosini import rhinoscriptsyntax as rs import random as rnd #create an empty list ptList = [] ##—–INPUT—–## #input values for imax and jmax […]

Rhino tutorial
Modelling IKEA Spoon (MOPSIG 2019) in Rhino

First video of three – how to model, easily, an IKEA Spoon (MOPSIG 2019) and visualize quickly the 3D model in Rhinoceros 3D.   I have prepared the two files for you, here the Spoon Top view and Spoon Front view of IKEA MOPSIG 2019.  

Grasshopper tutorial
Easy image sampler: customize the thesis cover at your risk!

When I printed my PhD thesis (paper copy), I had the idea of ​​bringing, even on the cover, the spirit and the scientific message with which I argued my research. Computational design (parametric approach) applied to the field of architecture and design. The algorithm is very simple and allows you to parametrically manipulate your own […]

A Grasshopper user Point of View
Grasshopper and COVID-19 (Italy trend charts)

A simple algorithm to track the virus situation in Italy (a Grasshopper user PoV). The algorithm shows the data collected by the Protezione Civile and stored at the following link: https://github.com/pcm-dpc/COVID-19   In any case, I invite anyone interested to consult the official sources (HERE) to avoid inaccuracies. There is also an official dashboard (HERE). […]

Rhino utility
Find Rhino Commands Name

a simple trick to switch commands name to different languages. Effective solution but not very “elegant” – does its duty. Write English command name after selecting a target language (ENG, ITA, SPA, DE, FRA, CN, TW, JAP, KOR). Required: Human UI plugin