## 20120131

### Vasari Talk Video and Datasets

Datasets and videos available for last week’s Vasari Talk:  Session 7 - Analyzing Geometry using Curtain Panels and Reporting Parameters

##### Topics Covered

The ability for pattern-based curtain panels to "report" on their local conditions is an extremely powerful aspect of Project Vasari and Revit's parametric toolkit. In this Vasari Talk we discussed reporting parameters and how they can be used to analyze geometry.

Go git yer red-hot panels.

## 20120125

### Vasari Talk last minute reminder: Analyzing Geometry using Curtain Panels and Reporting Parameters

I’m going to be leading our free webinar later this morning, talking about using panels and reporting parameters to mine information from forms.

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• Summary: The ability for pattern-based curtain panels to "report" on their local conditions is an extremely powerful aspect of Project Vasari and Revit's parametric toolkit. In this Vasari Talk we will introduce reporting parameters and how they can be used to analyze geometry.
• Learning Goals: At the end of this session, you will be able to:
1. Define reporting parameters in a panel
2. Pull information out of geometry using panels
3. Drive data back into panels

## 20120123

### Trogdor!!!!

Reader question:  “Can you draw a dragon?  I want to see your skills of an artist.”

A dragon? That’s easy!  Feel free to follow along with my simple step by step instructions.  I make drawing FUN!!

Trogdor the Revinator

As always, in humble awe: http://www.youtube.com/homestarrunnerdotcom#p/search/0/90X5NJleYJQ

## 20120117

### Elephants and Donuts: boolean operations in Revit and Vasari

One of the great joys in making building forms is coming upon a form that is both lovely and efficient.  Imagine the joy when this shape is also a donut. Mmm . . . donuts.  Firmness, Commodity and Delight, a true Vitruvian joy.

Many starchitects have found and exploited the characteristics of the donut, also known as the torus, for various projects.  Using the natural parameterization of the surface, a torus or toroidal section can be broken up into 4 sided panels that are all entirely flat and identical to each other in bands along the surface.

In this video, I’ll show in mere seconds how to make the basic layout of a parametric toroidal section and panelize it to demonstrate certain structural efficiencies.

Elephants and Donuts