Wednesday, June 29, 2016

SFDUG July 2016 Meeting: LadyBug: A Parametric Environmental Plugin for Dynamo

On Wednesday, July 13 at 6:00pm, SFDUG welcomes Mostapha Sadeghipour, the creator of Ladybug + Honeybee plugins that help designers inform architectural design with sustainable design parameters.





Featured Presentation: LadyBug: A Parametric Environmental Plugin for Dynamo
Speaker: Mostapha Sadeghipour

Ladybug is an opensource environmental plugin for parametric design environment which assists in the creation of environmentally conscious building design.
Ladybug imports standard EnergyPlus Weather files (.EPW) into Dynamo and provides a variety of 3D interactive graphics to support the decision ­making process during the initial stages of design. The plugin also provides further support for designers as they test their initial design options with radiation,
sunlight ­hour, and shading analysis. Integration with parametric modeling interfaces allow for an almost instantaneous feedback and since the plugin runs within the design environment, the information and analysis are interactive.
Ladybug, which is originally developed for Grasshopper3D, is now available for both Grasshopper3D and DynamoBIM. In this presentation Mostapha Roudsari will present the latest features of Ladybug for Dynamo including the new Ladybug cross ­platform Application Programming Interface (API).

Speakers Bios:
Mostapha is the creator of Ladybug + Honeybee. Over the last few years, he has been dedicated to the integration of parametric environmental analysis and architectural design. He is currently works as adjunct professor of Environmental Building Design at the University of Pennsylvania.

Attending in person? Registration is required to gain access to the HOK office. Click here for the Eventbrite registration. Registration closes at 11:00am on the day of the event, no exceptions.



Attending via Webex? Click here to register for the Webex link prior to the meeting. Once you are approved by the host, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session. For assistance, you can contact Cesar Escalante at: cesar.escalante@hok.com

 
Food courtesy of Ideate Inc.
Beverages courtesy of dRofus

SFDUG June 2016 Meeting Recording: Using Dynamo for Digital Fabrication


Jeffrey McGrew from Because We Can discussed how to use Dynamo and Digital Fabrication to make great interiors, furniture, and art. He presented recently completed projects, showing off the open-source collection of Nodes called 'BecauseWeDynamo', and talked about his views on the future of Digital Fabrication, BIM, and Dynamo-based automation. 

June's meeting was brought to you by the  mystery node "LoopWhile." Cesar provided examples of the best us of this node. 

Resources from the presentation can be here: BecauseWeDynamo

Check out the full recording below