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.
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.
Still not fully convinced that Marionette, the algorithmic modeling tool for Vectorworks, is for you or your firm? Look no further. Here are five reasons you should try Marionette — complete with a real-world example to demonstrate one of our most powerful product features.
To help you get through your case of the Mondays, here are some new Marionette objects specifically created in response to user comments on the Vectorworks Forum.
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
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