LATTICE LAB: Topological Modeling + 3D Printing | 2012 November 10-11
LATTICE LAB is a two-day workshop on the topic of Topological/Subdivision Modeling with Paneling Tools and Weaverbird. In a fast-paced and hands-on learning environment, we will cover Fundamental Concepts related to Working with Mesh Geometry, High-Order Topological Smoothing, and Grid-Based Modeling. Drawing inspiration from the patterns found in 3-Dimensional Lattice Structures, we will create geometrical units capable of responding to a range of dynamic contexts. Additionally, we will explore the limits and opportunities of 3D Printing while testing the visual and structural effects of our Lattices.
Lab participants will learn how to create, distribute, and smooth mesh elements through the Plug-Ins Paneling Tools and Weaverbird for Rhinoceros. The Lab curriculum will include a series of instructional lectures, lab exercises, and open work sessions. Instructional lectures will serve to both introduce key concepts and spark discussion amongst the group. Modeled after carefully selected case-studies, lab exercises are designed to make abstract technical concepts concrete and applicable to creative professionals. Open work sessions will offer participants time to develop individual design studies with one-on-one assistance by the Lab instructors. In the LATTICE LAB, participants will also be introduced to and work directly with our ABS 3D Printer to produce design prototypes, moving quickly from digital design environments to material artifacts and back again. Participants from all creative fields and backgrounds are encouraged to attend and lend their perspective to the Lab. As part of a larger online infrastructure, modeLab, this workshop provides participants with continued support and knowledge to draw upon for future learning.