FORM FINDING with Kangaroo Physics / Grasshopper
What you'll learn
- Understand how Kangaroo Physics works for complete beginner level
- Understand the difference between Kangaroo I vs. II and know which one to choose
- Be able to use various parametric components that push the design to new heights
- Be able to simulate and find forms using the various components of Kangaroo
- A basic knowledge in Grasshopper is recommended, in order to quickly understand the relationships between the components
Are you interested in gaining Parametric competency to push your design skills to the next level?
Are you ready to learn a very exciting and powerful tool that will take your ideas and concepts to a whole new realm?
This Form Finding With Kangaroo Physics Course will provide you with the necessary knowledge and ability to use Kangaroo Physics, a free powerful plugin in Grasshopper / Rhinoceros.
Course content in details:
Unit 1: Introduction to Kangaroo Physics, Kangaroo I vs. II, Hooke's Law, Catenary Curve, Newtons vs. Kilograms, Pendulum Swing
Unit 2: Catenary Mesh, Material Continuity, Tensile Membrane, Frei Otto Case Study
Unit 3: Thin Concrete Shell, Heinz Isler Case Study, Concrete Shell Exercise
Unit 4: Planarization of Meshes & Polygons, Planarization of Hexagons, Planarization of Quadrangles, Circular/Spherical Coplanarity
Unit 5: Organic Tunnels, Developable Surfaces & Scheduling of Strips
Unit 6: Origami Analog to Digital Part 1, Ron Resch Case Study, Basic Mesh Folding Exercise
Unit 7: Origami Analog to Digital Part 2, Lamp Shades Experimentations
Unit 8: Particles/2D Collision, Particles/3D Collision, Packing Circles on Surface, Wind, Drape
Whether you are an architect, engineer from all fields, a designer from all fields including but not limited to Product design, Jewellery Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, or a student of these fields, Kangaroo Physics will be a great addition to your toolbox and will push your design abilities to a whole new level.
Alright, if you want to learn how to use this amazing parametric platform, get on board and let’s get started!
Please make sure to install the following free plugins:
Kangaroo 2.42 & Kangaroo 0.099
Who this course is for:
- All Design disciplines, including but not limited to: Architects, Engineers, Product Designers, Fashion Designers, Graphic Designers, Urban Planners, Naval Designers, etc.
Experienced Architect and BIM Manager with years of experience in Parametric Design to provide smart solutions for hard design problems.
Received Masters in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis as a Fulbright Scholar sponsored by the US Department of State.
Taught Parametric Design at the FabLab Berlin, the School of Fashion Design at the KU Linz, Austria, and the School of Design at the BAU Berlin Germany.
Taught hundreds of students about parametric design and how to comprehend visual programming and use it as a tool to achieve new design challenges.
Worked at famous architectural studios such as Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Paris, Gerber Architekten and LAVA Laboratory for Visionary Architecture in Berlin.