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T-Splines for Rhino (videos)

What you’ve all been waiting for….

The T-Splines intro video and Amazing Tutorial is up on YouTube for your enjoyment.

T-splines preview



T-Splines for Rhino

Here’s the Pdf that Liam showed during our presentation:

AA_T-Splines for Rhino

Video’s to come shortly.


Liam Clark
Tim Shouder

Concept Sketch 005

K.Ko N.Matthews T.Shouder

Reverberation Time Calculation -by Armstrong

Resonant Chamber

This installation is an acoustical solution for a performance hall.  The intent is to create a dynamic space for various types of performances.  It explores the ability to customize a space depending on the needs of the user, and the ability to adapt to various types of performances.

The installation includes three clouds designed in the shape of tessellated origami patterns.  They can change their shape in response to the environments sonic conditions.  The structures achieve this through the use of reflective and absorptive materials and sensors and output devices that respond accordingly to achieve optimal acoustical conditions for sound occurring in the room.  The structure also includes loud speakers which according to the designer, “allows sound to be produced through the face panels themselves by introducing vibrations through an electro-acoustic exciter”.

The project was designed by rvtr in collaboration with Arup Acoustics.  Arup helped rvtr determine the optimal geometric shape of the structure and material characteristics for the installation.  It was the hope of rvtr that “This collaborative effort furthers the exploration in the area of kinetic tessellated architectural systems and variable acoustic surfaces that use specific geometries.”


Sorry Craig! I just saw that you had also posted this project.  I guess it’s just so good that it needed to be posted twice.

Well, here was another project that I was looking at as well.

The installation designed by Andrew Saunders is composed of 1,224 folded, developable surfaces (surfaces that can be unrolled onto a plane without distortion) digitally-generated and fabricated from sheets of translucent high-density polyethylene. It is inspired by the affects luminosity, translucency, and weightlessness transposed from The Hyde Collection’s painting of The Annunciation by the Italian Renaissance master, Sandro Botticelli (1444-1510). The Rensselaer fabrication challenges the Cartesian geometry and symmetry of the gallery space as it fluctuates between display and partition. It provides an affective environment that influences circulation as well as divides, unites and exhibits the Z-print models.”