Learning “Rhino / Grasshopper” is hard! Well, it’s a programming language! But don’t panic! We have more than 7  Years of experience in teaching Grasshopper to Architectural students. Want to get started and know more about Rhino Grasshopper? Check out our free tutorials and start learning today!

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In this Rhino Grasshopper tutorial, we are going to model a rotating table. First, we are going to make a series of rectangles by using offset and range and then we will rotate them around a point and Y-axis. We will finally give them thickness and finish this tutorial.

In this Rhino Grasshopper tutorial, we will model a parametric facade based on the Kieran Timberlake's "crystalline cube" for the US Embassy in London. First, we will model a series of base polylines for the modules and then we will define three different sections and loft them together.

In this Rhino Grasshopper tutorial, we will model a series of triangular panels and change their thickness as their height increases. First, we will define the base pattern by connecting the centroid to the corner of the triangles and then we will use their center's Z component to define the offset pattern.

Do you want to learn Grasshopper step by step and from the beginning? We have made a series of lessons and techniques which will help you to develop your algorithmic thinking faster! We also add advanced lessons to this section so if you wan’t to be a pro computational designer enroll in our course!

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In this Paracourse lesson, we are going to model a wavy facade in Grasshopper. First, we are going to model the strips and then by using the curve attractor technique and some data management tricks we will model the louvers.

In this Paracourse Lesson, we are going to model a series of hexagons which scale based on point attractors. We are also going to study how to fix the cells on the closed Nurbs surface seam.

In this Paracourse lesson, we will model a series of rotating panels which extrude until they reach their neighboring surface. We will use three different techniques

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In this definition by using the Lunchbox spaceframe component and the Parakeet's Truncate tool we can make a recrusive 3d pattern. You can change the Truncation distance to make the pattern grow or shrink and by changing the Iteration you can define the number of loops.

In this definition you can use the Pufferfish's plugin component called Retrans which Recursively transform geometry to get a self-referential step sequence of transformed geometry.

In this grasshopper definition a weave pattern is constructed using a base circle which will produce a series of perpendicular circles around it.

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In this Grasshopper definition you can model a parametric pattern for 2d panels which is based on a circular connection.

In this Grasshopper definition by using the Kangaroo's Warp & Weft component we can control different tensile forces on the mesh and then by snapping the naked edge's point to a series of circles we can control the final tensile tunnel.

In this Kangaroo example by defining a box without caps and using the Edge Lengths tool we will have a tensile structure. Simply by setting the length factor to zero and defining the right anchors we can model a minimal surface.

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In this paper by Masaaki Miki, Jun Mitani and Takeo Igarashi, authors developed a set of Grasshopper components which enables interactive physics simulation based on the finite element method (FEM). They named this add-on Ricecooker.

This paper presents a methodology and software tools for parametric design of complex architectural objects, called digital or algorithmic forms. In order to provide a flexible tool, the proposed design philosophy involves two open source utilities Donkey and MIDAS written in Grasshopper algorithm editor and C++.

This book by Amit Zoran contains subjects like parametric design space, introduction to optimization, introduction to gradient descent, grasshopper galapagos and examples for genetic algorithms in parametric design.

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ZAS Architects,The Lassonde School of Engineering, and York University, have collectively designed an technological integrated structure that allows for no lecture halls, fewer classrooms and a project-based learning environment. Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence has a bold and cloud-like architecture.

Researchers from Switzerland's ETH Zurich university will use robots and 3D printers to design and build a pioneering three-storey house at a local research and innovation campus. Eight professors from ETH Zurich are working with business partners to build the DFAB House.

In this video by Ahmad Rafsanjani you can see snapping mechanical metamaterials under tension. The response of highly deformable architectures can be programmed to impart a series of desirable functionalities, such as extraordinary geometric changes and conformational rearrangements.

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