This May, “M” is for Marionette, our integrated graphical scripting tool, as we’ve just launched the Marionette Resources section on our Community Board, where you can easily upload, describe, reuse, and share inspiring algorithmic designs with the world.
Alan Woodwell is an architectural designer in Sydney, Australia for Playoust Churcher Architects. Since late December of 2015, the self-described “young 63-year-old” has spent his free time learning how to design using Marionette, our integrated graphical scripting tool that lets you use personalized or repurposed scripts to iteratively design without learning how to program.
Topics: AIA LU, Architecture, graphical scripting, Marionette Training Part 1: The Basics, Playoust Churcher Architects, programmers, Programming, Tutorial, Vectorworks Community Board, Alan Woodwell, Inspiration Page, Marionette, Nodes, Python, webinar, webinar series, YouTube
Rain, snow, unrelenting sun — weather is an ever-present variable on design. And with new site analysis objects created with Marionette, the graphical scripting tool integrated into Vectorworks software, you now have access to the weather data you need during your design process. With dynamic, accurate charts based on downloaded weather data, our five site analysis plug-ins make organizing and assessing weather data for your site as simple as inputting a location, allowing you to design with wind, humidity, precipitation, sun path, and temperature data in mind. Explore our five plug-ins below, and see how Marionette site analysis tools empower you to spend more time on design and less on finding data.
Topics: Algorithmic Design, Architecture, Entertainment, graphical scripting, precipitation data, Scripting, Site Analysis, sun data, temperature data, weather, humidity data, Landscape, Marionette, wind data
Whether you are brand new to 3D modeling or a seasoned pro, everyone has something to learn from “The Art and Function of 3D Modeling” webinar, now available on demand. In just 60 minutes, Luis Ruiz, senior product specialist at Vectorworks, demonstrates how the tools and capabilities of Vectorworks software allow users to create beautiful 3D projects all within the program.
Topics: AIA LU, Architecture, Entertainment, extrude, parametric modeling, The Art and Function of 3D Modeling, 3D Modeling, continuing education, Inspiration Page, Landscape, Luis Ruiz, Marionette, webinar
#Vectorworks2017 will be released in the coming months. But before you get too excited about launching into our new software, take a minute to refresh your skills with some of the big features released in Vectorworks 2016 with these tutorial playlists.
Delving into the world of graphical scripting with little to no prior experience can be difficult. That’s where The Proving Ground, a data-driven building consultancy firm, comes in to help show you how it’s done with their “Coding your Nodes: Extending Marionette with Python” webinar, worth one AIA LU.
We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve brought home another major win from this year’s American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Convention, and not just because of all of the wonderful demos and conversations we had with the architects there. We’re talking about receiving our third consecutive “BEST of SHOW” award from Architosh. This year, Vectorworks Architect 2016 design software won the Desktop category.
Topics: #AIACon16, American Institute of Architecture Convention, “BEST of SHOW” award, Planet Vectorworks, sustainable design, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, awards, BIM, company announcements, company news, Energos, Marionette
We’re always pushing the boundaries of what design software can accomplish here at Vectorworks, but just like anyone else, we run the risk of getting caught up in our day-to-day responsibilities and losing sight of new possibilities. That’s why we have Innovation Weeks: times where we set aside our normal tasks to focus on new ideas and pursue unexpected solutions. In doing so, we’ve been able to bring you new tools like our integrated graphical scripting feature, Marionette, which started out as an idea pitched during an Innovation Week.
The cat’s out of the bag that we’re gathering 500 of our closest friends from the architecture, landscape, and entertainment industries in Chicago for the 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit. Our April 25-27 annual conference boasts inspirational keynotes, Continuing Education thought-leadership sessions, and a sneak peek into the future of our software line. There is also one-on-one tech support, product training, as well as many networking opportunities. And while there’s been an aura of mystery surrounding one of the most exciting details of the conference, we’re ready to give you the scoop!
Topics: 3Dconnexion, Architecture, Architecture and Design Galleries, Art Institute of Chicago, BlueBeam, Expo Happy Hour, Hey Jimmy, Maxon Computer GmbH, Mies van der Rohe, Modelo, OfficeUS, Ping-pong social club, Planet Vectorworks, Project Sharing, Scia, Solibri, Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Office of Architectural Affairs (OOAA), The Windy City, United States Pavilion, XIV Venice Architecture Biennale, 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit, Asite Solutions, AV Chicago, Canon U.S.A, Chicago Architecture Foundation, connectCAD Limited, Customer Appreciati, Energos, Escola Técnica Superior d'Arquitectura, ESP Vision, Eva Franch i Gilabert, HP, Impressionism Exhibit, Inc., Marionette, Marionette Science Fair, Notable User, partnership, Princeton University, Pulp Art Surfaces, SPiN, U.S. State Department, Vectorworks Design Summit
No matter your level of programming experience, here’s a chance to jumpstart your understanding of data-driven design and embark on your own scripting adventures. Listen in on our four-part, on-demand Marionette Monday webinar series as our algorithmic expert Sarah Barrett explores the new graphical scripting tool in Vectorworks 2016 software, covering everything from the mechanics of nodes and networks to creating lists and running scripts. So grab a cup of coffee and then dive into these one-hour webinars. Bonus: U.S. AIA members can take the tests linked below to earn 1 AIA LU credit for each webinar.
Topics: AIA Credits, Algorithmic Design, Architecture, graphical scripting, Marionette Monday, Planet Vectorworks, Programming, Continuing Education Credits, Data-Driven Design, Marionette, Vectorworks 2016