Machine Response Toolpath – Laser Cutting


Fabi | Chris | Karla

      Through a development of testing multiple transformation strategies and material types, an informative dialogue between 2D machine control and poetic influence creates classifiable outcomes. The mission is to devise a toolset of processes that can be used to compose and enhance an overall visage, spatial form effect, or dimensional transformation phenomena.  With isolation of these strategic properties, elements of failure create key rules in the manifestation of the final performance quality and ultimately the decision making for a layered compositional surface. These key rules varied with levels of intensity within a domain, such as material light filtration, dimensional extrusion from the original surface, or even public reaction to the exposure to these surface types.

line type – length controls the apertures (voids) scale on surface

dash configuration – dash line length stacking creates a contoured control for varying height properties in surface

(script) image sampler – grasshopper script, used to extract 3D surface from 2D image (contour creation)

solid/void relationship (intensity) – scale of aperture openings, allowance of light transmission self generating geometry – using a combination of linetype + dash configuration, and material density, allows controlled forms. color

patterning/sequencing(light) – using light as a surface to react and mend multiple layers/ using light surface as a component of motion to visually animate

Using a combination of 3 physical surfaces + 1 light surface to induce an opposing understanding of the spatial quality of the composed surface to the viewer.  This conversation of ambiguous form between its physical state and viewers perception controls a level of excitement to the viewer.

Development of key process algorithms that can be given to many surface types with discoveries in the limitations of self generating geometry. Light pattering techniques as well as new software to introduce motion and interaction with the viewer as a tool for manipulation. A development of limitations of linetype, dash configuration, and laser cutting techniques to define 3D surfaces from 2D materials.  Formation of a new language in digital ornamentation, for perceptual aesthetics, or architectural performance envelope surfacing. Although a fraction of the multiple possibilities our members tested were able to be fully tested in forming a composition, the overall effect of the architectural object.



#digital_mp #architecture #projection #contours #mapping

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