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Global Visiting School ONLINE 2020 by ra

Cluster [04]

Fluid Form Modeling using Maya

Tutor: Ben Kikkawa

(Zaha Hadid Architects, Sci-Arc)

Date:15th & 16th Aug 2020 (Saturday & Sunday)

Time: 3:30 PM - 12:30 AM IST // 10 AM - 7 PM GMT

Duration: 2 DAYS // 8 Hours on all 2 days

Type: Interactive Tutorial Workshop

Registration Fee: INR 7500 // $100

Max. Spots: 30

[ Check ticketing platform(Explara) to see available ticket quantity ]


[  ] Workshop Title

Fluid Form Modeling using Maya

[  ] Key Software / Tech to be taught

Maya, Keyshot (Visualization)

[  ] Workshop Description

The 2-day intense workshop would primarily focus on Basic & Intermediate aspects of using Maya for Fluid Form Modelling. The approach of fluid modelling using Maya can be utilised in architecture and other varied design disciplines. The workshop would introduce participants to Polygonal mesh modelling using Maya and build upon a workflow to create animations, rendering, and exchange data / geometry with Rhino3D for further articulation. Parametric methods of 3D modelling using a workflow in Maya and Rhino3D would be explored and discussed with participants carrying out modelling of fluid objects, buildings and spaces. Keyshot would be used for visualizing and rendering to get an output.

Architectural elements and detailing would be taught using Maya for fluid forms and case studies would be shown to give a practical clarity to participants on use of Maya in architectural practice.

[  ] Keywords 

#maya #rhino #keyshot #modelling #presentation #3DSection #3DAxon #3DDiagrams #BenKikkawa

[  ] Workshop Duration & Type

Duration: 2 DAYS // 8 Hours on all 2 days

Type: Interactive Tutorial Workshop


[  ] Detailed Schedule


10:00 : Introduction and Agenda

10:30 : Interface

13:00 : ----- LUNCH BREAK------

14:00 : Round 01 - Sketch and Design

15:00 : Individual working/ Question

19:00 : closing


10:00 : Round 02 - Sketch and Design

10:30 : Individual working/ Question

13:00 : ----- LUNCH BREAK------

14:00 : Presentation and Diagrams

15:00 : Individual working/ Question

19:00 : closing

[  ] Tutor Details

Ben Kikkawa was born in London UK, brought up in United States of America (near NY) and Japan (near Tokyo). He was awarded his Bachelor of Architecture degree in Tokyo and Master of Architecture degree in California. In his masters at SCI-arc, Los Angeles, he experimented with various aspects of computational design in his academic work and is now working in Zaha Hadid Architects, London for a Stadium Project in Tokyo, Japan. His professional career has been revolving around multi- cultural settings and his work is an agglomeration of interdisciplinary aspects of sketching, painting and multi-media art. His expertise in advanced 3D modelling skills (revolving around Maya Modelling) has made him undertake a variety of projects & competitions at ZHA and his on-going project will be the main stadium for the Rugby World cup 2019 and then for Tokyo Olympics 2020.


[  ] Max Participants allowed


[  ] List of FAQ

Q1 Which versions of programs are used?

A1 Maya 2018, Rhino6, Keyshot8, AdobeCS6


Q2 Previous experience in Maya required?

A2 No. Anyone with basic 3D modelling skills can easily learn Maya through this workshop.


[  ] Recording Provided?

Partial Recording would be provided to safeguard workshop content by tutor

  • Recorded version is made available after the workshop, on Cluster Tutor(s)'s discretion. (Free for participants; ticketed for non-participants)

  • Check Explara Ticketing platform for availability.

  • Recording is for personal academic use only & comes with copyrights to control re-distribution & transmission (to be signed by buyer).

  • Participation certificate NOT provided to buyers of recorded version.

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