Elena Lukin and Shirley Dayan – Animation and Freeform/Artistic Expression
Shenkar University, Israel
Elena Lukin and Shirley Dayan used MicroStation to demonstrate their
knowledge and control of a variety of animation tools learned during Professor
Efrat Gilboa’s semester course, “Animation and Simulation in the CAD
Environment.” The team created a movie that began with the 1938 surrealist
painting “Time Transfixed” by Rene Magritte.
The action starts when the 2D painting turns into a 3D animation. The train
moves through the wall of the fireplace into a room with realistic materials
and furnishings, such as a reflective mirror, parquet floor, and a burning candle.
MicroStation’s morph tools were used to create the melting-candle effect.
When the inner workings of the clock are revealed, the circular movement of the
cog-wheel mechanism is created by parametric scripts.
Shaun Merchant – Architectural Design
Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland
Working with Professor Frazer Hay, Shaun Merchant envisioned an urban play
space where children gather after school instead of hanging around on street
corners. His proposal was inspired by an Edinburgh neighborhood with seven
schools in a 1-mile radius. The design concept derived from children’s block
puzzles, which form the hierarchy of the space and determine its 3D form.
Using MicroStation, Merchant designed a central structure with three
spaces that fit around and slot into the center like puzzle pieces. The sun path
determined the arrangement of the spaces and the form of the roof to admit
maximum light. The roof also controls ventilation and collects rain water for
recycling. The building façade works within the streetscape using natural and
artificial light to attract children.