Ali Torabi

Digital Architecture & Technology

Array on curves inside another array

In this video I’m creating a curve network. A curve network consist of a series of curves which has been assigned to curves from another array.
Also you learn how to use Xform modifier to transform selected vertices of a shape object.



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June 12, 2012 at 11:55 pm Comments (0)

Bird’s nest Stadium

This video explains use of PARA 3d to create a fully parametric concept model of bird’s nest stadium. You can control all aspects of geometry and create multiple variations in less than one second!




Creating the base object in 3ds MAX


Generating pattern using Para 3d

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May 18, 2012 at 1:43 pm Comments (0)

Animated DNA using PARA link

Complex result can be achieved by linking two or more parametric array together. In this video we use PARA link controller to connect two independent array with a line segment. This can also be used in animation.

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March 15, 2012 at 2:11 pm Comments (0)

Loft objects in PARA

This video shows the potential of using Loft object in Parametric array.
If you array a loft object PARA cannot find the information about the PATH object (base line) To get access to the vertices of the path object or deformation properties you need to animate the object before you use it.

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March 11, 2012 at 10:19 am Comments (0)

Shape curvature analysis in 3ds MAX

We use curve controller in PARA 3D to visualize the curvature of a spline object.

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February 28, 2012 at 4:20 pm Comments (0)

New features of PARA 2.5 (parts 1-4)

I’ll be posting a couple days from now some parts of our webinar about new features of PARA 2.5.

Please feel free to comment and post your questions.

January 12, 2012 at 10:09 am Comments (0)

Using a curve as a magnet.

It’s been a while that someone asked me about using curve as magnets in parametric array, he also sent me a sample code that could return the closest point of the curve to an object. Well, unfortunately I forgot to reply him (or her) but here is a short video explaining how to the curve controller to return the closest point and incorporating the result inside the magnet controller which I’m posting it here.



November 18, 2011 at 7:37 pm Comment (1)

Compound objects and Parametric Array

I just came back from a parametric design workshop at school of design Mainz in Germany. Together with Prof. klaus Teltenkoetter and his Masterstudents “Kommunikation im Raum” we had an intense workshop which took 4 days and the last two days were more about parametric array. I’m going to post some parts in my blog.

In this video we practiced manipulating Boolean objects using a magnet controller. The fact that you can modify the Boolean operands is quite impressive!

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November 16, 2011 at 11:45 pm Comments (0)