Simulating views

  • by Danil
  • Course level: Intermediate


This session provides an introduction to view analysis using a custom set of tools developed for Grasshopper. Participants will learn how to calculate view vectors and collisions to evaluate desired views, and how to use isovists to aggregate view-based metrics across a space.

Topics for this course

4 Lessons01h 50m 39s

Simulating views

Demo: View analysis with raytracing00:47:37
Demo: View analysis with isovists00:30:06
Demo: Aggregating views with isovist fields00:13:50

About the instructors

Danil Nagy is a designer, developer, and entrepreneur focusing on applications of computational design and automation for the building industries. His expertise includes computational geometry, digital fabrication, simulation, optimization, machine learning, and data visualization. Danil teaches at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University in New York, where his courses focus on architectural visualization, generative design, and applications of artificial intelligence. Danil was formerly a Principal Research Scientist at Autodesk Research. He is the founder of Colidescope, a consultancy focused on bringing digital transformation tools to the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industries.
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Material Includes

  • Almost two hours of on-demand video
  • Downloadable demo files to follow along with video tutorials