By: Michael Kirschner

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  Unfolding Planar-Faced Models For the last few months I have been working on an intern project at Autodesk for the Dynamo team on the unfolding of planar-faced Breps, solids, and sets of surfaces. Initially, I started working in Dynamo and Python but decided to switch to C# and zero touch import. Zero touch is a way to create reusable n

Pt 5: Brute Forcing Daylighting Parameters – Design Options

  See part 4 here   Now that we have seen the necessary setup to perform and parse a single render using the cloud rendering service in the last blog posts, we can start queuing multiple renderings of a Revit model as we alter parameters on it.   This graph and the custom nodes necessary to make this graph run will be hoste

Pt 4: Recursive Hill Climbing Optimization in Dynamo

See part 3 here See part 5 here One workflow that is a bit tricky to get started with in Dynamo is iterating on the output of a function with the same function.  We could stack a chain of these nodes together ( I'm using the term function and node interchangeably here) feeding the output from one node into the input of another. &

Pt 3: Cloud Rendering With Dynamo

See part 2 here See part 4here Before getting into daylight renderings and searching for optimized solutions we should get a simple cloud rendering working correctly. The graph below shows the simplest setup to get a render job uploaded and to view the resulting image.  You can check out this sample from within Dynamo.  Go to Help m

Pt 2: Higher order functions, or using our custom node over multiple lists

What if we want to use our UpdateParameterAndSaveImage custom node to update a series of family instances, not just one? I am going to show two methods for accomplishing this in dynamo. We'll first have to make a few quick changes to our custom node function. Since the idea is to set a series of family instances to a series of values and take a scr