UNIT 1  

Design + Programming + Visualization

Tutors:  Javier + Junichiro + Ross

 

Introduction :

Unit 1 is a 3 month personalized course in, mainly but not only, architectural design, and is aimed at students of architecture, environmental artists, interior design, product design and anyone with an interest in learning the latest techniques and methodologies in digital design and visualization regardless of your background.

The idea is to discuss your personal preferences first in order to tailor the program to your objectives. In addition to this we will suggest topics and agendas we find interesting and contemporary such as:

Functionally graded materials

Large scale 3d printing

Novel/experimental typologies for site/culture specific projects

Dystopic narratives

Bio-inspired strategies, aesthetics and performances

Generative and parametric design

The course equally weights concept design, 3d modelling, programming skills and visualization and attempts to integrate them all in one streamlined pipeline.

The course is designed for all levels and backgrounds, from complete beginners to already advanced, however, Unit 1 is the most demanding of all Softbiome's courses and therefore we are expecting motivated students with a passion for learning design and new technical skills.

Material Covered :

 - Architectural design brief and methodology
 - Procedural modelling using Houdini
 - Polygonal modelling using Modo
 - Programming using Rhino-Grasshopper (plugins used depend on the project)
 - Programming using VEX in Houdini
 - Concept rendering using Redshift
 - Visualization using Unreal Engine

 - Texturing using Substance Painter
 - Video post-production using Adobe Premiere Pro

We will provide licenses for Modo, Substance and Houdini

The fully functional Demo version of Redshift works with our Houdini Education license

Unreal Engine use is for free

If you do not currently have access to Adobe Premiere Pro or Rhino we will also provide educational licenses for these.

Extra Access :

All Softbiome's Unit students (1,2,3 and X) will have full access to Softbiome's webinars and courses published on the web to date and you will continue having access to the material for 24 months from the completion of the course.

All classes will be recorded and you will be given a private access to them that lasts 12 months from the completion of the course.

Structure :

12 weeks overall, 2 tutorials per week, normally alternating between tutors.

Total hours: 43

The course starts with an introduction to the program and a first conversation between the student and the 3 tutors.

The course will finish with a crit session with invited guests. (An interim crit on week 6 will be considered based on student progress)

 

week 1 INTRO / 1h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 Introduction to the course. 

  • Conversation about the course and the brief.

week 2 DESIGN / 2h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 2 PROGRAMMING / 2h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 3 DESIGN / 2h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 3 VISUALIZATION / 2h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 4 DESIGN / 2h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 4 PROGRAMMING / 2h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 5 VISUALIZATION / 2h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 5 PROGRAMMING / 2h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 6 DESIGN / 2h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 6 VISUALIZATION / 2h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 7 DESIGN / 2h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 7 PROGRAMMING / 2h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 8 VISUALIZATION / 2h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 8 PROGRAMMING / 2h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 9 VISUALIZATION / 2h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 9 PROGRAMMING / 2h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 10 DESIGN / 2h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 10 PROGRAMMING / 2h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 11 DESIGN / 2h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 11 VISUALIZATION / 2h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 12 CRIT / 2h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

The order might change slightly based on tutors circumstances

For any question you might have please send an email to:  javier@softbiome.online