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Instructors: Nicolas Turchi

he main objective of the course is to provide an introduction to digital modeling via parametric algorithms. Computational modeling is currently one of the most used tools in every architecture office when it comes to controlling complex geometries. This course will provide the students with both theoretical and practical knowledge to generate shapes through digital algorithms. The students will learn how to generate spatial configurations having full control of the parameters and components that determine the final result. Rationalization and optimization of complex geometries will also be among the key points of this course.

This AFPG course will teach students an efficient workflow between Maya and Grasshopper enhancing the interoperability of the two and focusing on how to manage both Mesh and Nurbs geometries. This will eventually lead to prototyping or the visual rendering of the final product. It will be particularly important to focus on the advantages of a hybrid workflow throughout the entire phasing of the project: from the early stage analysis to the concept and modelling part and finally the presentation and final visualization of the project.

The tutorial series will cover an introduction to the software by illustrating the interface, software logic, advanced modelling operations and parametric control over the output.

Students will be assigned a small project in order to testify their learning and they will be presenting during a final exam at the presence of the professor who will verify the eligibility for the course completion.

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