parametric hat

7 09 2008

“Parametric hat” is done (in a collaboration with Verena¬† Vogler) in the parametric design class under tutorship of Marta Male-Alemany in Iaac 2008. Our project is about how to customize a hat ; a multifunctional hat which depending on human dimentions and preferences provides wide spectrum of uses; starting from being a tiny decoration expressing human individuality, till the bigger cover that could even create kind of a personal shelter.

The digital model was from the beginning till the end made in a parame

tric software Top Solid, what enabled to adjust it in real time to specific needs of customers. Through the association of files we could controll and change the basic form and components together with laset cut files.

To create a parametric TopSolid model we developed the idea of three elipses which depend on one another in a parametric way. The center of the three elipses is situated on the same axes. The distance between each ellipse is changeable. The middle ellipse has its midpoint fixed to the axes. It refers to the size of the head. The lower ellipse and the upper ellipe can be changed in size and angle. A loft or a contour between and around these elipses generates the final shape of the hat.