FormIt is pretty brilliant, and has grown like crazy over the last few years. For context modeling, you will need a few simple work arounds, and you will need to learn some simple methods of sourcing material (not unlike using Flux.io for topography). This video will take you through the basic steps we have been using to trace the footprint of a building, apply a surface and estimates of building height, add an appropriate amount of detail for 3d printing a context model, viewing the model in realtime, and leveraging the adjacent buildings characteristics for your design’s contextual response.
From AU 2017: This video carries the topography model from Flux.IO and Revit into workable geometry in FormIt – marrying the file to a satellite image, adding a material, setting up layers, and preparing the work for additional context.
Ok, so an extra long title since my last post was April. Seriously, April. That said, i have a ton of new work to start sharing that is going to launch with my Pre-Design Thinking with FormIt class from AU 2017. This class covers sites, context, fabrication, Dynamo, FormIt, a few little bits in Revit, Live…lots of stuffs. Up next will be a series on 3ds Max Live, probably my new best friend once the beta officially lands (so happy!!).
Regardless, great to see everyone at AU (OH!! Your the BIMsider!), and on this first video…the audio is a bit splatty, sorry about that, vid 2 gets better…
The first vid covers Flux.io, pushing the data to Revit, then to FormIt. Great results, and slick process that we are all in on in the studios of HSA.
The following tutorial covers isolating and exporting files in FormIt for 3d printing. This builds on a simple system to quickly generate both a virtual and physical site context model: