4th Annual Parametric Pumpkin Carving


The cooling mass of grape mash gently fermenting in the shed is almost ready to drink, the smell of rotten leaves and politicians is growing stronger.  It must be the best season EVER:  AUTUMN!

And YES!  The 4th Annual Parametric Pumpkin Carving!  Sharpen up your #2’s, and also your pencils, it’s time to express the design intent and relational organization of pumpkins!

Prizes, as always, will be awarded for The Goodest, The Baddest, and The Mostest Parametric.

We at Buildz Cucurbita Emporium are platform agnostic.  Submit entries from whatever platform you are comfortable in:  Blender, Catia, Revit, GC, Sketchup, Rhino, 123d, marshmallow/spaghetti, rubber bands, all are welcome. Our factory judges are not judgy.  Well, they are, but not about your tools or you.  We may frown upon your choice of shoes though.

Along with receiving bragging rights, the winners will have their work showcased on these pages to TENS of readers and receive a valuable piece of Buildz schwag.

Entries must be received by 12 noon EST Oct 28. Winners will be announced at midnight on Halloween.

So pour yourself a PBR, fire up the Antikythera mechanism, and make a performance based, LEED certified, direct-to-fabrication, cloud computed, optimized, object-oriented,  and/or algorithmically pluralistic Jack O’Lantern. Post entries to zachkron@gmail.com, at least a screenshot, but feel free to send models, journals, parameters, videos, scripts, whatever, modeled in whatever you like. If you have some huge file, please send a link or let me know and we can work out some kind of upload.  Show how relational and multi-notional a carved vegetable can be.

Make good stuff!



  1. Look forward to this every year, but boy does it come round fast!


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