Prototyping Maya – fast track !

Prototyping Maya – fast track !

Prototyping Maya – fast track!
Prototyping Maya explores the potential of Maya as design tool and will investigate the design to production process between the digital and the physical platforms via rapid prototyping machines.
Maya is an animation platform with potential ranging from code based scripting to flexible parametric modeling, allowing fast track design production with the chance to interface with the emerging new rapid prototyping technology in order to materialize the work produce and possibly speculate on the way the two platforms/processes inform one another and the way we understand design.


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. detailed schedule

. application & fees

Autodesk Maya + 3Dprinting Workshop

Firenze, Italy

[.]Software & skills:
No specific Autodesk Maya skills are required (although an introductory knowledge of 3D modeling is welcome).
Participants should bring their own laptop with pre-installed software.

Ludovico Lombardi – Zaha Hadid Architects + Tommaso Casucci – Co-de-iT

Via dei Serragli 79r, Firenze


The daily timetable is:
_ m: morning 9-13 (with coffee break)
<lunch break>
_ a: afternoon 14-18 (with coffee break)

[.] day 01

_ m
. workshop introduction
. Autodesk Maya overview
. polygonal modeling
_ a
. subdivision surfaces
. morphodynamic techniques (deformators, blendshapes)

[.] day 02

_ m
. dynamics (particles, clothes, hairs, fluids)
_ a
. 3Dmodels optimization for 3Dprinting
. tutored work (project development)

[.] day 03

_ m+a
. fabrication (with FDM 3D printer RepRap Galileo sponsored by KENT STRAPPER )
. rendering techniques in Mental Ray


[.]Subscription fees:

EARLY BIRD EXTENDED – early bird fees are extended to 07/05/2013

E.B. – educational*: € 250
E.B. – professional: € 300

after 01/05/2013 will be in place the STANDARD fees:

STANDARD fees – educational*: € 325
STANDARD fees – professional: € 375

FABlab users special price:
only 2 tickets avaible – € 180
* students, teachers, researchers & PhD (proof of status required) or partecipants of previous Co-de-iT workshops .

The deadline for registration is  07/05/2013; the workshop has a maximum of  18 places available and will be activated with a minimum number of 12 partecipants.


To register please fill this FORM and send it via e-mail to:

[.] Organized by:

This workshop is organized by Co-de-iT in collaboration with:

. – FABLAB Firenze
.  – KENT STRAPPER 3Dprinter
. – Irecoop Toscana