What Is Marionette? A Look at Vectorworks' Algorithms-aided Design Tool

Posted by Alex Altieri on 4/27/20 11:00 AM   |  4 min read time

If you’re familiar with our Marionette Monday series, you’ve likely seen many posts on all of the fabulous designs Marionette has been a part of producing as well as various tips for using the program. But what exactly is Marionette, what is an Algorithms-Aided Design (AAD) tool, and why is a Vectorworks feature exciting enough to get its own blog series?

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Topics: graphical scripting, Marionette Monday, Marionette, Principle Architecture, Grasshopper, algorithmic modeling, [delacourt][vanbeek], Algorithms-aided Design

An Artistic 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 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, BIM, Landscape Architecture, Marionette, algorithmic modeling, [delacourt][vanbeek], Algorithms-aided Design

Marionette Monday: Save Time on Stories, Levels, and Layers

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 10/28/19 5:26 PM   |  1 min read time

Imagine designing a 50-floor skyscraper. You’d need to replicate the height for all 50 stories — a daunting task that is sure to take hundreds of clicks.

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Topics: Marionette Monday, Marionette, Vectorworks Forum, algorithmic modeling

Marionette Monday: Landmark Users Can Actually Get What They Wish For

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 6/4/18 10:40 AM   |  4 min read time

Futurity is a landscape architecture firm based out of Chicago, Illinois that designs creative landscapes for residential, corporate, and civic clients. Many of Futurity’s projects involve working with very large sites; this process typically includes a survey plan that contains a great amount of data. Anna Arbetter, licensed landscape architect at Futurity, shared how the firm contends with these challenges to their already complex workflow and how she recently found success using Vectorworks' built-in algorithmic modeling tool, Marionette, to streamline the design process.

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Topics: Marionette Monday, Marionette, #MarionetteMonday, Landmark software, Vectorworks user, Vectorworks success story, Futurity, Anna Arbetter, algorithmic modeling

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