Elefront 101 Distributed Data Models with Rhino Objects
Learn how to create distributed data models with Elefront.
Ramon van der Heijden
About this course
As Grasshopper models have become an industry standard, there is the need of being able to control and update the vast amount of information these generate and navigate the increasing complexity these produce.
Nowadays there is no way to create a single model that can store or handle all the information necessary for a project also for computing performance reasons these wouldn´t be desirable. If instead we allocate a project´s information through different models and have an efficient way of connecting one with another, which not only allows us to interact with our information but also implement changes efficiently and propagate these changes across all our models in a secure and manageable way. This is what distributed data models with Rhino Objects allows and what Elefront is all about.
On this Elefront course, Ramon will walk you through the whole workflow of how Elefornt works by creating a highly detailed glassing facade system, in a similar way that Elefront was used in the Morpheus Hotel by Zaha Hadid.
- Understanding the basic workflow and components of Elefront.
- Baking and adding attributes to geometries.
- Adding multiple attributes.
- Referencing Geometries.
- Advanced filtering of elements by user attributes.
- Mapping data into geometries.
- Assigning and inheriting attributes from host geometries.
- Automating construction drawings.
- Advanced detailing of parametric models.
1.- What is Elefront and how it works08min 29seg
2.- Basic workflow and components of Elefront05min 09seg
3.- Baking and adding attributes to geometries11min 18seg
4.- Referencing geometries19min 23seg
5.- Advanced filtering of elements by user attributes25min 28seg
6.- Using Autograph to organize our definitions20min 58seg
7.- Mapping data on geometries14min 15seg
8.- Assigning and inheriting attributes from host geometries22min 01seg
9.- Detailing our models21min 03seg
10.- Materials as object attributes12min 12seg
11.- Automating production drawings38min 03seg
12.- Advanced data tree matching29min 11seg
13.- Advanced data tree matching part 213min 37seg
14.- Creating and placing blocks17min 13seg