Thursday 11 August 2016

Rio Olympics Kinetic Sculpture in Revit and Dynamo

In the spirit of the Olympics!!!

I was intrigued by the Kinetic Sculpture that is behind the flame at the Rio Olympics. So I decided to see if I could model it in Revit and get Dynamo to animate it!!!

The model is fairly simple once you get your head around that it is just one "Paddle Element" arrayed around a circle and then each one is rotated slightly to provide the 3D helix like pattern.

The Paddle is an adaptive component that is using 2 hosted points providing rotation in 2 directions.

The Dynamo script provides the input to setup all of the paddles (this could have been done manually, but why bother), and then an integer slider allows the animation of the Paddles.

Finished product below.

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