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Digital Assistants Program

Software, Plug-ins and Content Libraries

Know what you want to accomplish but not sure which software is best suited? This page is organzied by software type and their respective primary intended use.

Bulk Platform Repositories

Stand Alone

Adobe Creative Cloud (for students and teachers)

Autodesk Software (free for students and educators)

Plug-in

Food4Rhino (Apps for Rhino and Grasshopper)

Technique and Method Specific Platforms

Media, Workflow, Graphic Design and Layout

Photoshop Raster/Pixel Graphics

Illustrator Vector Graphics

InDesign Layout

 

Image Processing

Photoshop

PIXLR

ImageJ

 

Rendering

Standalone

Maxwell

Plug-in

VRay (multi-platform)

LightUp (for SketchUp)

 

Modeling and Drafting

NURBS

Rhinoceros

AutoCAD

REVIT

 

Mesh, Polygon and Subdivisional Modeling & Editing

Maya

3DS Max

Modo

T-Splines Plug-in for Rhino

SketchUp

Blender (open source)

MeshLab (open source)

 

Parametric Modeling

Standalone

Dynamo Studio

Plug-in

Grasshopper (for Rhino)

 

Simulation & Analysis (Energy/Daylighting, Physical and other)

Standalone

Sefaira Energy

CFD Motion Fluid Dynamics

RealFlow Fluid Dynamics

Plug-in

DIVA Daylighting & Energy (Rhino/Grasshopper)

Kangaroo Physics Engine (Grasshopper)

Millipede Structural Analysis & Optimization (Grasshopper)

Fabrication

Standalone

Plug-in

RhinoCAM

 

Coding and Scripting

Standalone

Processing

Python

MATLAB (Mathworks)

Mathematica (Wolfram)

Plug-in

Python for Grasshopper

Micro processing, Breakout, Sensing & Physical Computing

Standalone

Arduino (open source)

Wiring (open source)

Plug-in

Firefly (Plug-in for Grasshopper)

Scanning

123D Catch

Agisoft Photoscan

Memento

Photosynth

ReCap360

Video

Adobe Premier
Adobe After Effects
Quicktime Pro
iMovie
Movie Maker

Audio/Sound

Audacity (free)
Reaper (free)

 

Content Libraries

Content Libraries

Skalgubbar
Nonscandinavia
Immediateentourge
Textures

 

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College of Design

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