AdaCad Workshop +Homework

Laura Devendorf’s AdaCad workshop was a lot of fun, and a great experience to meet an artist building their own software to enhance their craft. While her tool is still in development, and admittedly a bit confusing to use, for the unimitated, I saw how powerful it can be. The Grasshopper-like interface is especially useful, as you can make adjustments and they will carry through to the rest of your work. I also enjoyed the range of tools and customization that could be achieved. For example, in my first 3×3 square, I used an existing structure, the basket weave, than filled in the blocky areas with twills, ribs, tabby, and a randomly generated fill. From there I was able to further transform the pattern through shifts, slopes, and interlacements. Contrasting that method, for my second square I drew my pattern by hand then transformed it into a 2 pic weave. All in, I had a hard time getting started with the software, but I think I figured it out, and I think it’s a really great project.

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