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 we will model a series of metaballs which we extrude at the end. We also can change the position of the points randomly.

In this grasshopper definition a way of creating a desired number of arcs will be demonstrated using the 3 point arc component. In order to do so, 3 sets of points will be required. One set is only one point in the center which all arcs are connected to.

In this Grasshopper definition you can generate conical pattern by defining a curve due to perpendicular lines that divide on the curve.

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In this definition you can use the Mesh+ "Snubbed Antiprism" which can add an advanced effect on any faces of a mesh and it's called the antiprism extrusion. There are several options which you can change such as height of the cells or the offset from the center. You can also smooth the final result.

In this definition you can use the Parakeet's "Knit" component which Generates a Knitted Pattern on a Surface. First you have to define the base surface (NURBS) and then you can define the number of divisions in the U,V direction , The height of the curves and the degree.

In this grasshopper definition you can create a parametric folded plate structure.

We also have a library of Books/Articles/Thesis and Universities which are related to Parametric Design

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This project by Paulina Tovo is a concrete application of BIM methodology focused on the implementation of Maintenance Plan and on a collaborative work. The thesis development was based on Variante di Demonte project, which is a real case that it has not yet been built. 

This document edited by Ramin Attar, Angelos Chronis, Sean Hanna and Michela Turrin includes subjects presented in SimAUD 2016 like building simulation, daylighting, urban networks & analysis, agent base modeling, data driven design, urban data, design decision support, design computation & methods, fabrication and form finding

This thesis by Reka Sarkozi examined parametric architecture and its applications on numerous ways. Author researched and classified the parametric design tools and she also assigned its connections to traditional architectural design. She created a plug-in for Grasshopper, the parametric software she primarily use.

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In this video by Hamed Rahnama you can see a GIRIH puzzle, a 10 Pointed Star pattern. Girih tiles are a set of five tiles that were used in the creation of Islamic geometric patterns using strapwork (girih) for decoration of buildings in Islamic architecture.

This tutorial by I See Arts explains how to draw equilateral triangle with straight lines pattern creates geometrical triangles inside a circle.

Giuseppe Ridolfi and Arman Saberi's students at The University of Florence designed an interactive smart facade using Rhinoceros 3D, Grasshopper 3D and Kangaroo Physics.

We have curated Youtube/Vimeo Videos + Blog posts related to Parametric Design