An Architectural Salute to Vincent Van Gogh

Posted by Leslie Briggs on 3/30/20 11:00 AM   |  3 min read time

Vincent van Gogh, born March 30, 1853, would be 167 years old if he were alive today. The artist has inspired many to create art of their own, including Dutch architecture firm [delacourt][vanbeek], who recently recreated Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat on a courtyard in Zundert, the Netherlands. The brick mosaic now lives outside of the Van Gogh House where Van Gogh was born.

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Topics: Algorithmic Design, Marionette Monday, Vectorworks Architect, Marionette, algorithmic modeling, [delacourt][vanbeek]

Custom Parametric Object: Festoon Strings

Posted by Alex Altieri on 2/24/20 10:41 AM   |  1 min read time

This Marionette Monday, we have something special — a custom object for Spotlight users!

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Topics: Algorithmic Design, Marionette Monday, Vectorworks Community Forum, Custom Objects

Marionette Monday: What Is a Gravity Wall?

Posted by Alex Altieri on 1/13/20 4:18 PM   |  1 min read time
A gravity wall, a type of retaining wall, is commonly used in landscape architecture. Gravity walls may have batter setbacks for improved stability. They can be constructed with segmental blocks, stone masonry, or cast - in - place concrete. Here’s how you can design one with segmental blocks quickly and accurately with our algorithmic modeling tool, Marionette.
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Topics: Algorithmic Design, Marionette Monday, Landscape Architecture

Marionette Monday: Patterns and Panels, Pronto

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 6/3/19 2:31 PM   |  1 min read time

Monday blues slowing you down? Speed up your workflow with these new Marionette scripts.

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Topics: Algorithmic Design, Marionette Monday, NURBS, Marionette, #MarionetteMonday, Wall Tool, 3D Symbols, panelization

Weather the Storm of Data with Marionette Site Analysis Tools

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 1/25/17 11:11 AM   |  1 min read time

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.

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Topics: Algorithmic Design, Architecture, Entertainment, graphical scripting, precipitation data, Scripting, Site Analysis, sun data, temperature data, weather, humidity data, Landscape, Marionette, wind data

Free Graphical Scripting Training with Our Marionette Tool

Posted by Hannah Force on 3/11/16 11:33 AM   |  2 min read time

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.

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Topics: AIA Credits, Algorithmic Design, Architecture, graphical scripting, Marionette Monday, Planet Vectorworks, Programming, Continuing Education Credits, Data-Driven Design, Marionette, Vectorworks 2016

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