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Al Fisher and Kannan Selvaraj are now friends
Jul 27, 2012
Al Fisher joined Dr. Shrikant B. Sharma's group

SMART Form - formfinding in realtime

Realtime app for architectural form generation, optimization and panelisation.See More
Apr 23, 2012
Al Fisher and Rupert Maleczek are now friends
Jan 17, 2012
Al Fisher commented on Christoph Gengnagel's blog post New IASS Study Group: Active Bending
"Sounds great. There was a lot of really exciting activity in the SMG at last year's events. Looking forward to seeing results from this study group."
Jan 17, 2012
Carlo Beltracchi commented on Al Fisher's video

SMART Solar alpha

"Seems to be so good!"
Dec 23, 2011
Al Fisher posted a video

SMART Solar alpha

Here is a sneak preview of SMART Solar a real-time ray tracing tool enabling conceptual solar radiation calculations to be made on the fly.
Dec 21, 2011
Al Fisher left a comment for Christoph Gengnagel
"Hi Christoph, Nice to hear from you. Yes, I would be delighted to return to Berlin to participate in your seminar. I will follow up with an email later for us to confirm details. Look forward to it.  All the best, Al "
Nov 11, 2011
Christoph Gengnagel left a comment for Al Fisher
"Dear Al, would you like to come to Berlin for a lecture about formfinding and simulation in Architecture in January 2012 ? (19.01.2012) We could cover the travel expenses (max. 300,- EUR) It would be a lecture in a seminar called "Form und…"
Nov 10, 2011
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Aug 5, 2011
Al Fisher and Benjamin S. Koren are now friends
May 3, 2011
Tom Makin and Al Fisher are now friends
Mar 30, 2011
Al Fisher replied to Richard Bazeley's discussion invalid selection message
"Great. A another release is on its way, which will include mesh contouring among other things. We are also working on allowing direct relaxation of nurbs surfaces."
Mar 29, 2011
Al Fisher is now friends with fabio plv, Howard Williams and Catherine Hsu
Mar 28, 2011
Al Fisher is now friends with Dr. Shrikant B. Sharma, jonmirtschin and Pete W
Mar 27, 2011
Wieland Schmidt commented on Al Fisher's blog post SMART Form (beta)
"Thanks for this amazing tool, I really enjoy playing around with it. "
Mar 24, 2011
Al Fisher commented on Al Fisher's blog post SMART Form (beta)
"Hi Pierre. Thanks for your comments. Keep an eye out for a new release very soon with some additional features, as well as general bug fixes and improvements."
Mar 23, 2011

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New SMART Form beta release

Posted on August 5, 2011 at 14:30 0 Comments

I'm happy to say we've uploaded another new beta release of SMART Form with some great new added features.

I hope you'll notice we've been working on improving the general user interface, speed and robustness of the tool, but also most excitingly we've added some completely new features.

One to have a play with is the new local control of properties through the use of Rhino layers.  This means the stiffnesses and slack lengths across different parts of your model can be…


What if the Gherkin had been built in Utah?

Posted on March 4, 2011 at 10:00 0 Comments

Presenting the Utah Gherkin...



For those that aren’t familiar (and those simply bemused) the Utah Teapot is a standard 3D geometry model which has long since been used as a test case for computer aided design tools, processes and the like. So I thought it was only right and proper to throw…


SMART Form (beta)

Posted on March 2, 2011 at 17:30 5 Comments


We are pleased to announce the release of SMART Form beta for Rhino3D, the latest freely downloadable version of Buro Happold’s exciting real time form finding and sculptural design tool.




Here at SMART Solutions we are continually developing our software and design processes with a focus on enabling fast conceptual design and rapid experimentation of design options. Real…


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At 23:27 on November 10, 2011, Christoph Gengnagel said…

Dear Al,

would you like to come to Berlin for a lecture about formfinding and simulation in Architecture in January 2012 ? (19.01.2012) We could cover the travel expenses (max. 300,- EUR) It would be a lecture in a seminar called "Form und Material". The audience will be mainly students (60-70).

We would be pleased to welcome you here again-


All the best ChristophDMSB_2011_0029.jpg

At 21:14 on March 8, 2011, Gregory Epps said…
Thanks for the invite... should I invite Robert Wehdorn from Formfinder ;-)

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