nTop Live: Field-Driven Design Techniques: “Two-Body Field”

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In this nTop Live session, Blake Courter, Chief Technology Office at nTopology, gives a short masterclass in field-driven design and implicit modeling; the underlying engine that powers the software.

He explains how solid bodies are represented as distance fields in the world of implicit modeling and explores the results of the interaction of two such fields—as well as some practical engineering applications.

Watch and learn how to:

  • Synthesize the “two-body field” from any two solid bodies using basic math operations
  • Modify, remap, and control distance fields to create complex geometric shapes
  • Apply the “two-body field” to design fluid nozzles, structural ribs, or flow guides

View some of the files Blake used in this video here.

Originally aired 4/13/20