When Matt Jezyk and Zach Kron from Autodesk contacted me a couple of weeks ago to inquire about using Dynamo in their lab “Energetic Supermodels” at Autodesk University, my response was…”It’s your funeral.” It’s not that I didn’t relish the opportunity for the Vasari wonder twins to demo my software in front of about 60 users slavishly devoted to all things parametric, it’s just that I feared that people would see it for what it is: a rough, finicky, somewhat ugly piece of software that doesn’t yet do much. Judging from the feedback they got after the class, and the number of people that accosted me to discuss the future of Dynamo, I’d say that Matt and Zach must be Jedi. You know the scene…”These aren’t the droids you’re looking for…” Execept here it was, “This is the software you’ve been waiting for…”
I’m really excited that people think Dynamo might turn into something interesting. I’m collating all of the cool ideas that I discussed with users at AU to add them to the road map on gitHub. I invite you to go to the Dynamo site on gitHub, download the source or the executeables and open an issue if there’s a feature you’d like to see implemented. I’m in the process of putting together a tutorial for how to create your own nodes. In the meantime, if you’re a developer and you want to take a crack at coding your own components for Dynamo drop me an email, and I’d be happy to help you get up and running.
Thanks again to Matt and Zach for some great exposure. Looks like I’ve got some work to do.