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nTop Live: Data-Driven Computational Design of Footwear Traction Textures Pt.1

The footwear industry has been transformed in recent years after the introduction of computational approaches and data in the design process. What’s next? Making this technology more accessible and shareable.

In this nTop Lives, Andrew Reitz, Product Engineer at nTopology, shows you how to create data-driven and parametric traction textures with improved performance and aesthetics in nTop Platform. He shows how to incorporate simulation results into your design process and how to prepare a design workflow that is easily shareable with your team.

Watch and learn how to:

  • Design parametric traction elements in nTop Platform with Field-Driven Design 
  • Control your textures with user-defined parameters or simulation data as inputs
  • Convert your workflow into an easy-to-use and shareable custom block 

In part 1 of this three part series, Andrew shows how to set up the placement and orientation of the texture elements. Watch part 2 and part 3 here.

Download the files Andrew used in this presentation here.

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