You are expected to create more powerful model definition and better defined parametric designs, with the use of the two advanced methods: (1) algorithms, especially Genetic Algorithm; and/or (2) scripting that can expend the capability of existing tools and help you create your own algorithms.
This project can be built based on Project 1, with improvement of existing models, and new design, data, content, and/or methods added. You can also choose to build this project on another building design/model of your own, instead of Project 1.
Your tasks include:
1. Homework and Tutorials (15
Complete all the exercises assigned for the second phase. Follow the
deadlines and submission procedures for each exercise. The completeness
of the tutorials and on time submission
will count toward part of the final grade of this project.
2. Parametric Modeling through Algorithms and/or Scripting: develop your parametric modeling definition using the techniques we have studied in the course. You may improve your Project 1 to implement new ideas. (45 pts.)
2.1. Using Genetic Algorithm to optimize your design.
2.2. Using external data (e.g. through Excel) to drive your model.
2.3. Use scripting to implement conditional statements (IF Then) for different design options.
2.4. Use scripting to loop and create patterns.
2.5. Use scripting and/or other tools to link between parametric geometry (in Rhino/Grasshopper) and BIM (in Revit).
2.6. Use Parametric Design Patterns to add components to your models.
2.7. Other applications (think creatively).
3. Document your project (20 pts). Save screenshots of the
models and data display, including views, and running process, etc.
Publish the documentation on your blog.
In addition , you are expected to create a movie (up to 4 minutes in length) by by capturing your computer screen that demonstrates your models, parametric design, and user interaction with your voiceover as narrative. You can use Camtasia (about $15) or other software to make and edit the movie. Upload the movie to your Blog (making sure the video quality is high).
Suggested resolution: 1024x768 or 1280x960 pixels. Suggested format: Flash (in a web page), MP4, WMV. Clear images and sound are expected.
Here's instruction about posting videos on Blogger
4. Final presentation (10
Please make sure your movie on your blog is ready to be played before we start the presentation.
Please also submit your movie with other files to eCampus.
Project submission includes the following four items.
5.1 Application submission to eCampus.tamu.edu
|Project folder name
|Files in the folder
||Models, definitions, images, screenshots of the
models and data display, including model views, datab views, and running process, instructions about how to run your application, presentation movie, etc., organized into good a folder structure.
|File to submit
5.2. Submission to the Web
Create a web blog page containing your Final Project
description, screenshots, presentation movie, and links to other pages. Your name and "ARCH655
Final Project" should appear on your blog page. Check the following
page and click your project2 thumbnail to confirm that the link is pointing
to your blog.
||Your Blog page on Blogger.com
|Items on the page
3. Presentation movie
Embed images and the movie into the text, and make the images clickable to show the images in their original size.
5.3 Submission of your project thumbnail to eCampus: http://ecampus.tamu.edu
Create a 160x120 pixel thumbnail image based on your exterior
rendering. Save it as Project2_YourFirstname_YourLastname.jpg, and upload it
The thumbnail will appear on the following page after it is uploaded by the instructor:
Check your web page and links
Make sure everything works by the due time. (Thumbnails will be displayed before presentation.)