Vasari Introduction and Mass Modeling (from 1.28.13):

Vasari Introduction and Energy Simulation (from 1.29.13):

Vasari and Wind Simulation (from 2.4.12):

Revit to ForceEffect for Structural Simulation:


Energy Simulation – Vasari to Revit (from 8.18.12):

The next two videos cover the process of moving your massing model in Vasari (that you have run through the ENTIRE gamut of simulation on) into Revit to transition from massing, to building information modeling. Designers, architects, fellow students and scholars – there is NO reason why EVERY project shouldn’t begin with a base line understanding of how massing and site impact the design performance of your project. Dive and and learn Vasari. Uber easy, tools you already know, and data that we need as building performance is a design imperative.


Lighting Simulation (from 8.17.12):

Continuing on with pushing a Revit file to Max (specifically, 3ds Max Design) for lighting analysis, this video covers the addition of artificial lights.


Vasari Simulation (from 7.25.12):

This short video introduces the basics of starting up an energy analysis model in Revit.  This series will move through modeling in Vasari, then pushing the file to Revit for conversion of the energy model into a BIM file.  No audio again on this one, but the steps are pretty simple to follow.  The concept being employed is using energy analysis and building simulation where we (as designers) need the information – during the programming and discovery phase of the design process.

More to come, and updates to the Vasari videos, eventually.


Vasari Simulation Analysis (from 8.15.12):

Energy analysis as a design tool is something that needs to be done immediately after the site for a project has been selected, and while the design program is taking shape. Reserving this process post programming and design discovery either devalues the design, or the energy analysis of the design. You are either making changes to a design that is/was resolved, or you are looking at the energy simulation data without any critical thinking. Vasari is built with the idea of getting simulation going in a project in the earliest phases of the design – and it is free. Get it, use it, and make buildings that actually respond to environmental conditions rather than wrestling them.





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