Digital Project

Fall 2005, COA 8833 (CRN: 89170)

Time: Tuesday & Thursday 4:35 - 5:55 p.m., Fall 2005

Classroom: Arch Bldg #309

{Overview | Assignments + Students Works | Examples}

Examples

Here are several examples that I generated. You need to install the latest TechSmith codec to view this animation files. You can download the codec from:
http://www.techsmith.com/download/tsccdefault.asp

1) 3D Folding/Unfolding Example
A general (sheetmetal) folding/unfolding function does not take care of drafted edges if a material has some thickness. In this example, I added parametric definitions to a box model (e.g., a wood block) so that the box can automatically have drafted edges when a user wants to assemble a series of boxes maintaing a certain angle.
http://dcom.arch.gatech.edu/courses/dp/ex/draftedboxes.avi

2) Morphosis Example
It shows how a square can be transformed into a hexagon and vice versa.
http://dcom.arch.gatech.edu/courses/dp/ex/Morphosis.avi

3) Blocks controlled by a curve
This example shows an array of blocks controlled by a curve. How it actually works is as follows:
a. A curve controls an array of points.
b. Several blocks (boxes) were created using the point array on two offsetted curves. So eventually the boxes follow a curve.
c. The block heights were defined by a plane. So by controlling the plane height and angle, it is also possible to control the block heights.
http://dcom.arch.gatech.edu/courses/dp/ex/BlocksControlledByCurve.avi

4) (Meta)morphosis example
It shows how the morphosis example works in an assembly
http://dcom.arch.gatech.edu/courses/dp/ex/Morphosis_Assembly.avi

5) Constrained Igloo example

This example shows how a block shape can be automatically adjusted to a control curve and how multi-directional mitered (drafted) edges can be created following the control curve.
http://dcom.arch.gatech.edu/courses/dp/ex/Constrained_Igloo.avi

6) Funky Igloo example
This example shows an igloo controlled by two control line. This means that you can create a pretty funky shape by intentionally misaligning two control lines.
http://dcom.arch.gatech.edu/courses/dp/ex/Igloo.avi
http://dcom.arch.gatech.edu/courses/dp/ex/Igloo2.avi

7 ) Creating a truss-like structure along isoparametic lines
This example shows how to easily create curved space truss bars along isoparametric lines using a Powercopied bar shape.
http://dcom.arch.gatech.edu/courses/dp/ex/CreatingCurvedTrussUsingPowerCopy.avi

The powercopy file can be downloaded from:
http://dcom.arch.gatech.edu/courses/dp/ex/TrussBar_Powercopy.zip

8) Creating a truss-like structure aling diagonoal lines that go through the middle point of a surface
This example shows how to easily create curved space truss bars along isoparametric lines using a Powercopied bar shape.
http://dcom.arch.gatech.edu/courses/dp/ex/CreatingDiagonalTrussUsingPowerCopy.avi

9) Creating a curved surface using a Macro:
The Macro file: CreatePointsCurvesSweptSurface.zip

10) Creating an array of arbitrary defined surfaces using a Macro:
http://dcom.arch.gatech.edu/courses/dp/ex/API_CreatingArbitrarilyCurvedGridSurface.avi
The Macro file: CreateFillInSurfaceArray.zip
Screenshot: ArbitrarilyGeneratedSurfaceArray.bmp

11) Creating an array of planes along a Y axis
The Macro file: CreateUserDefinedPlanesOnCurve.zip

12) Controlling a shape using a custom-built slider
Movie File: Slider.avi
The Macro and a part file: Slider.zip

13) Creating a new Macro library
Movie File: CreateNewVBALibrary.avi

14) Creating a box with four points using Powercopy 
Movie File + Powercopy File : BoxByFourPoints_Powercopy.zip