Interactive Cladding Visualization

//Interactive Cladding Visualization
Interactive Cladding Visualization 2018-03-02T12:24:13+00:00

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Whilst working at Buro Happold Consulting Engineers I developed a VBA application within Microstation to allow various design options to be explored interactively. The building being designed was Ellipsoid in form and its skin was to be composed of discrete overlapping steel shingles. The application allowed the various parameters of the problem to be explored on screen; the dimensions of the basic shingle panel, the gaps between and overlaps between panels. This meant that the architect could see the shiny reflection mapped model and understand the visual impact of these design decisions, the model could then be inserted directly into the Microstation model for further detailing.

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