Explore the strengths and weaknesses of physics solvers and learn why you might need a genetic solver.
- [Instructor] Kangaroo extends the capabilities … of Grasshopper by adding an iterative solver … that applies forces to the model … simulating real world physics. … This provides an architectural designer … with form finding and simulation capabilities … that are much more accessible and faster to set up … than physical tests … or dedicated structural analysis software. … Kangaroo does have limitations however. … They're important to consider … when incorporating it into a design process. … From the beginning, Daniel Piker, the creator of Kangaroo, … has developed it as a design tool for architects … and other designers. … This means it has always been intended … to help determine what the design will be … rather than assess whether the design will work. … Its use of physics simulation during conceptual design … is often called form finding. … This is the core competency of Kangaroo … and everything about its design reinforces that emphasis. … For example, you do not need to know anything …
- What is generative design?
- Limitations of generative design
- Strengths and limitations of genetic/evolutional solvers
- How physics solvers work
- Testing and adjusting goals
- Working with machine learning tools
- Design requirements and diagramming
- Optimizing with Galapagos
Skill Level Intermediate
Grasshopper: Architectural Prototypingwith Walter Zesk2h 28m Intermediate
1. What Is Generative Design?
2. Genetic/Evolutional Solver Example
3. Physics Solver Example
4. Machine Learning Solver Example
5. Applying Generative Design
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