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?
While Vectorworks fosters a culture of innovation throughout the year, once in a while it helps to give even the most deep-rooted tenets a boost. Last week, the Vectorworks team gathered together for our Fall Innovation Expo. This event consisted of keynotes, presentations, and interactive workshops that were meant to inspire new ideas for products and services the company can potentially create for our users. By the end of the week, team members from all departments collaborated and shared their innovative ideas in over 35 group and individual presentations.
Topics: graphical scripting, CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Dave Donley, Marionette, Daniel Irvine, Principle Architecture, Fall Innovation Expo, Dr. Darin Eich, Vancouver Transformations, Heather Clark, #VectorworksInnovation
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
Everyone needs some time to focus on personal growth — that’s why our 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit is designer focused, to give you time to hone your skills and connect with others in the industry. This year, meet up with us in Charm City (otherwise known as Baltimore, MD) from September 18 to 20, 2017 for industry sessions, tech support, networking events, and inspirational keynotes, plus hands-on training opportunities to improve your company’s bottom line.
Topics: Architecture, Building Information Modeling, DWG, Entertainment, graphical scripting, Nicole Davison, Steve Shelley, Todd McCurdy, Vectorworks, 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit, 2d to 3d modeling, Arx Pax Labs, BIM, Bryan Goff, Continuing Education Credits, Field Template LLC, Greg Henderson, Grey Leaf Design, Huitt-Zollars, Inc., Landscape, Vectorworks Design Summit
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
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.
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
If you’re looking to enhance your workflows, improve your design skills, and have some fun, then look no further. With 30+ thought-leadership sessions, 32+ Continuing Education credit opportunities, 17+ hours of one-on-one tech support, and extensive software training, 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit attendees will gain newfound energy and fresh ideas to create innovative design solutions.
Topics: AIA LUs, Architecture, Asite, Bluebeam Software, EIZO, Entertainment, exhibit design, Exhibit Logic, Fairmont Chicago, graphical scripting, Maxon Computer GmbH, Planet Vectorworks, Project Sharing, Rendering Tricks, Scia, Site Analysis, Solibri, Spotlight, The Office of James Burnett, 2015 Vectorworks Design Summit, 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit, Architectural Tours, BIM, Canon U.S.A, Chief Marketing Officer Stewart Rom, collaborative BIM, continuing education, Energos, energy modeling, ESP Vision, Flansburgh Architects, HP, Itten+Brechbuhl AG, LA CES PDHs, Marionette, MIllenium Park, Vectorworks 2016, Vectorworks Design Summit, #VectorworksDesignSummit
By Sarah Barrett, Marionette Monday Webinar Series Host and Architectural BIM Specialist at Vectorworks, Inc.
If Marionette, the new Python-based graphical scripting tool in Vectorworks 2016, has you intrigued but unsure of where to start, then join us for Marionette Monday, a free webinar series that will delve into both the technical and aesthetic design possibilities made available through this feature.
By Helen Garcia-Alton, Entertainment Design Intern at Vectorworks, Inc.
Topics: Education, Entertainment, For the Love of Design, graphical scripting, Helen Garcia-Alton, intern, internship, Marionette Monday, Planet Vectorworks, resources, Towson University, 3D Modeling, Community, Design and production, Frank Brault, inspiration, Marionette, Theatre Lighting Design, Vectorworks 2016