Flux Workshop Taster Sessions





Flux - Taking Your Parametric Workflows Online - Workshop Taster Sessions


Flux provides cloud-based collaboration tools for architects, engineers, and contractors to exchange data and streamline complex design workflows. Flux acts as an interchange point for sharing project data such as the architectural program, schematic designs, analysis models, and material schedules. Flux plugins work with popular design software, such as Rhino/Grasshopper, Excel, and Revit/Dynamo, to automate data transfer to and from Flux. In contrast, most design software today relies on manual file transfer, data conversion, and data-merge, which are tedious and error-prone tasks.

Target audience

  • Users who are proficient in parametric design (i.e. intermediate or advanced Grasshopper users)
  • Users who exchange data and geometry between design packages
  • Multi-user Grasshopper teams

Topics covered

  • What is Flux - Exchanging data via the web
  • The Flux plugin for Grasshopper and how it works
  • Using Flux to drive Excel, Dynamo and REVIT from Grasshopper, in real-time
  • Viewing Grasshopper geometry in the web
  • Multi-user Grasshopper
  • Introducing the Flux Flow, visual programming in the web browser

Learning objectives / takeaways

  • Build a mental model of data collaboration with Flux
  • Ability to design and manage workflows that share data instead of files
  • Appreciate the impact of live data exchange and how to implement appropriate control methods
  • Be inspired by a totally new paradigm in live tool interoperability and have the confidence to build your own interoperable workflows with Flux

Presenter: Anthony Buckley-Thorp

FLUX Presenter

Anthony Buckley-Thorp is an Application Engineer at Flux Factory, a San Francisco based startup that was originally founded in the Google X Labs. After graduating from Imperial College in 2007 he worked as a Structural Engineer with Arup in London, moving to their Shanghai office in 2009. A heavy focus on complex geometry projects led him to become an experienced practitioner in digital tool building and parametric workflows.

Anthony now works at Flux to bridge the software and building design worlds. He is a strong advocate for the power of technology to disrupt the industry and revolutionize the way buildings are designed and delivered. Working closely with industry partners, Anthony supports live project teams to implement and exploit the latest advances in web technology and algorithmic design.

18th April 2016 - 9am to 11am, The Goldsmiths Centre London Session now fully booked*
*Taster Session Workshop is now full, if you'd like to register your interest in a future Flux workshop then please do so here
FLUX are also presenting at Shape To Fabrication on April 19 & 20th 2016 - for more details on this two day conference with presentations from Herzog & de Meuron, HKS, Woods Bagot, McNeel and many others see the Shape To Fabrication website.


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