Describing to compute
Keywords:governing modification digital representation, 3D modelling, generative design, evolutive model
In this paper the advantages due to the possibility of generating complex surfaces starting from bi-dimensional geometries by means of CAD softwares are discussed. Two case studies are presented to show the hypothetical variation of three primary choice cycles. The study of basic geometries (a), paths where the geometries are swept along (b), places occupied by the sections lofting the paths (c). The strong innovation contained in the continuity of invention process is deeply appreciated. This is especially true when that process is not the result of habit and finds its roots in the principles and in the criteria of geometry. Nothing is left to improvisation in this discipline: every concept is based on mathematical calculus.
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