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Digital Drawings: Points, Lines, Curves

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4 Sessions / 6 hours of work per session
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Free
Included w/ premium membership ($20/month)
Skill Level
Beginner
Video Transcripts
English, Spanish; Castilian, Chinese, Portuguese
Topics
Adobe, Design Architecture, Architecture, Rhino3D
Course Description

In the first course of the three-part program, Fundamentals of Design for Digital Architecture, you will be introduced to rule-based practices and systems used to create infinite and complex designs beyond the limitations of traditional, pencil and paper mediums.

Assistant Professor and head of UNLV's Master of Architecture Program, Joshua Vermillion, will guide you through a beginner's look into rules-based design with Rhino3D and Adobe Illustrator, including how to utilize geometric properties like lines, and curves as the foundation for your digital drawings.

Exercises throughout this course will familiarize you with significant and convenient design tools and ideas such as geometric operations, graphic compositional principles, to visual hierarchies with line weights, tone, and poché.

Lastly, the coursework throughout this course will further solidify the previously mentioned concepts as you create process-based drawings through step-by-step instructions and gradually incorporating your own algorithms and compositional choices.




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"Awesome course, the video explanations are clear and right to the point. 100% practical with drawing exercises from the very first session. I am an architect and I am learning new things with this course."
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This course is in adaptive mode and is open for enrollment. Learn more about adaptive courses here.

Session 1: Line Drivers – Rules-based Drawing with Line Weights (December 8, 2020)
This session will introduce rules-based and algorithmic thinking exercises and experiment with simple geometric drawings and line weights.
6 lessons
1. Introduction
2. Defining Drawing Procedures
3. Geometry: Point, Line, Curve (Premium Exclusive)
4. Line Weights
5. Line Weights Demonstration (Premium Exclusive)
6. Conclusion
Session 2: Ordering 2D Modules – Geometric Operations (December 15, 2020)
This session will go over ordering systems and basic geometric operations. Graphic compositional principles will also be introduced.
7 lessons
1. Ordering Systems
2. Modular Repetition
3. Principles for Graphic Compositions (Premium Exclusive)
4. Geometric Operations
5. Demonstration
6. Demonstration Part 2 (Premium Exclusive)
7. Conclusion
Session 3: Algorithmic Field Drawings (December 22, 2020)
This session will introduce a more sophisticated field drawing type. These drawings will go through repetition, complexity, and larger, emergent effects.
5 lessons
1. Generative Algorithms
2. Generative Architecture
3. Speeding up with Macros (Premium Exclusive)
4. Recording and Comparing Results (Premium Exclusive)
5. Conclusion
Session 4: Digital Collage Compositions (December 29, 2020)
This session introduces collage and layering and how divergent drawing types can be combined to reinforce graphic composition principles.
6 lessons
1. Introduction + Complexity
2. Field Effects
3. Tween
4. Field Drawing Workflows
5. Demonstration (Premium Exclusive)
6. Conclusion
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Learning Outcomes

Below you will find an overview of the Learning Outcomes you will achieve as you complete this course.

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What You Need to Take This Course

Prior Knowledge: Prior knowledge of Rhino3D, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop is helpful, but not required.

Materials: Textbook: Johnson and Vermillion (2016), Digital Design Exercises for Architecture Students, Routledge.

Equipment: Computer

Software: Rhino 3D, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

Additional Information

Please note: Taking part in a Kadenze course as a Premium Member does not affirm that the learner has been enrolled or accepted for enrollment by University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

If a student signs up for the Fundamentals of Digital Design for Architecture program, it is recommended that these courses are taken sequentially.

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