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Parametric Modeling in Design

Spring 2021

Tu Th 05:00pm - 06:15pm, Online/SCC 4.102B

Credit: 3

Phase 1 Parametric Modeling Basics

Lecture # Topics
Lecture 1 Course Introduction
Lecture 2 Geometric and Parametric Modeling - Getting Started
Lecture 3 Geometry: Vector representation
Lecture 4 Geometry: Vector operations
Lecture 5 Geometry: Matrices and Transformations 1
Lecture 6 Geometry: Matrices and Transformations 2
Lecture 7 Geometry: Parametric Curves and Surfaces; NURBS
Lecture 8 Geometry: NURBS
Lecture 9 Geometry: NURBS
Visual Programming - Data Structure: Data Stream Matching and Functions
Lecture 10 Visual Programming - Data Structure: List and Data Management
Lecture 11 Algorithmic Design: Physically-based Modeling
Lecture 12 Project 1 Assignment, Homework Q&A
Lecture 13

Algorithmic Design: Voronoi

Lecture 14

Algorithmic Design: L-System and fractals


Phase 2 Parametric Modeling Advanced

Lecture # Topics
Lecture 15

Data Structure with Samples (1)

Lecture 16

Data Structure with Samples (2)

Lecture 17 Project 1 Q&A
Lecture 18

Midterm Project Presentation
Genetic Algorithm: Genetic Algorithm Getting Started

Lecture 19

Scripting Method: Introduction

Lecture 20 Scripting Method: Advanced Samples
Final Project Assignment
Lecture 21

Scripting Method: Advanced Samples Review
Parametric Design Patterns and Research

Lecture 22 Algorithmic Design: Physically-based Modeling Revisited - Fun with Origami
Lecture 23 After ARCH655
Final Project Work Session, Q&A
Lecture 24 Final Project Work Session, Q&A
Lecture 25 Final Project Work Session, Q&A
Lecture 26 Final Presentation