- Duration5 weeks
- Weekly study5 hours
- Extra BenefitsFrom $59
Design Computing: 3D Modeling in Rhinoceros with Python Rhinoscript
Use Rhinoceros 3D modelling software to design complex geometric forms
As our world is increasingly impacted by the use of algorithms, designers must learn how to use and create design computing programs.
Structured around a series of fundamental design problems, this course will show you Python code in terms of its rules and syntax, and teach you what we can do with Python in its application and design.
By the end of the course, you’ll not only know the fundamentals of Python and Rhino script, but also understand them through the lens of their application in geometrically focused design lessons and exercises.
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What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Apply the fundamentals of Python including: Control Flow [module importing, conditionals, iteration(looping), operators, functions, comments, booleans] and Data Structures [strings, variables, lists, tuples, dictionaries]
- Apply the fundamentals of Rhinoscript to create geometric systems and produce variable geometric form, in 2D and 3D, rendered in still and animated formats
- Utilize search and help commands for Rhinoscript and Python command libraries.
- Apply the practice of de-bugging.
- Produce code that produces variable geometric form (in 2D and 3D) in still image and animated formats.
- Produce coded geometric systems that are reactive to changes in input parameters and attractor geometries (points, curves, surfaces)
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for any students and practitioners who use the 3D modeling software Rhinoceros and want to design more complex geometric forms through structuring and implementing coding logics.
This course will be helpful to designers (architectural, industrial, product, web, furniture), artists (multimedia, digital, sculpture), and programmers.
By completing the course, students can decide if they’d like to study more advanced computing topics through further education, such as recursion, agents, and complex generative systems.
Who developed the course?
As the #1 public research university in the United States, U-M has been a leader in research, learning, and teaching for more than 200 years, with 102 Grad programs in the top 10 — U.S. News & World Report (2019).
- LocationAnn Arbor, Michigan, USA
- World rankingTop 30Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020
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