Intro to Digital Fabrication
This course is designed for designers and makers of all types: architects, engineers, fashion designers, artists, and hobbyists. The focus of the course will be drawing, modeling, and building a three-dimensional physical form from digital designs. Students will explore modeling simple and complex objects, surfaces and spaces and then learn how to develop them physically using a laser cutter, 3D printer, and CNC milling technology. Participants will learn design software such as Rhinoceros 3D; with some basic preliminary Grasshopper plug-in for Rhino as an introduction to parametric fabrication. A basic knowledge of AutoCAD is preferable but not necessary. Coding knowledge is not required.
Meets Weekly: Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Requirement: Students should bring their laptops to class. Recommended software: AutoCAD 2012 and later, Rhinoceros 5.0 and Grasshopper. AutoCAD and Rhinoceros trial version can be downloaded for free within a limited time. Grasshopper plug in can be downloaded for free www.rhino3d.com.
Students MUST enroll 5 business days prior to the course start date. Registration for this workshop will open September 5, 2018. Early bird special: the registration fee will be waved until Friday, September 14th
Course Code: 4922
Instructor(s): Gabriel Munnich