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In this exercise file, you can learn how to scale a series of boxes by using the range and graph mapper to produce a non-linear distribution.

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 definition, you can use the Weaverbird's Dodecahedron component and smooth it with Catmull-Clark Subdivision. We will also use the Picture Frame component to change the faces offset distance.

The Splop component Wraps geometry onto a surface. Basically, you can distribute a geometry on a surface by using the Splop component. The Geometry will not be deformed as it is transformed if You activate the Rigid option.

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

In this Paracourse Lesson, we will use the Kangaroo plugin to show you how to planarize a series of panels. First, we will use Lunchbox to model the panels and then we will use Kangaroo's goals to planarize.

In this Paracourse lesson, we will model a parametric table in Grasshopper. First, we will make a parametric surface and then start to model the walls and ribs of the table. Finally, we will extract the boundaries of the walls.

In this Grasshopper Lesson, I will explain a complete technique about producing parametric Louvers on freeform NURBS surfaces. First, we will study the basics and how we can twist a series of surfaces and then we will use Point attractors to complete the tutorial.

We also have a library of Books/Articles/Thesis and Universities which are related to Parametric Design (Downloadable contets are curated from free PDF files around the web with link to the main source)

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This publication is an elaboration of exercises provided in Andrew Payne and Rajaa Issa’s Grasshopper Primer. In addition, lessons outlined in Algorithmic Modeling with Grasshopper by Zubin Khabazi, are referenced as well as scripts written during Professor Kyle Talbott’s Microcosm Studio.

The interest of this research by Francesco di Niccolo focuses on the dynamics and the potential of computational design, in particular through the parametric design and writing algorithms. The research has attempted to outline the main design methodologies in the vast panorama of computational design.

In this thesis by Daniel Davis, he considers the relationship between the design of software and the design of flexible parametric models. and also considers, using a reflective practice methodology, how software engineering may inform parametric modelling.

This paper by Zhao Jingtao proposes the theoretical framework of Eco-shaping Architectural Design Approach, explains its work flow and verifies the effectiveness in one architectural design practice.

‘Generative Algorithms’ by Zubin Khabazi which published on-line, was aimed to bring forward subjects and concepts on geometrical issues related to architectural design and some basic experiments using parametric modeling and algorithmic approach with Grasshopper.

Performance-driven architectural design by Xing Shi and Wenjie Yang, emphasizes on comprehensive optimization of various quantifiable performances of buildings. As the leading profession of a project team, architects play a vital role in conducting the performance-driven design.

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Transforming furniture refers to a broad category of products and home furnishings that have more than one practical function. This can range from something as simple as a sofa bed or an extension table to more hyper-functional pieces such as our wall beds or modular home offices.

The project Mobile Robotic Fabrication System for Filament Structures by Maria Yablonina, demonstrates a new production process for filament structures. It proposes multiple semi-autonomous wall climbing robots to distribute fiber filament, using any horizontal or vertical surface.

RFly, a drone-based wireless system that was designed by MIT researchers can scan and locate items in warehouses. The system leverages cheap, battery-free RFID (Radio Frequency Identifier) stickers, which are attached to every item in the warehouse similar to barcodes.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro worked in close collaboration with Arup on the design of The Broad, helping showcase a “veil-and-vault” concept. This concept removes the normal museum archive and storage area as a place where items go to never be seen again.

Gyroscopes can often seem to defy the laws of physics. However, these devices actually serve as perfect examples of several laws of Physics and play important roles in some of technology's biggest breakthroughs.

Affectionately named The Friendly Alien, by its designers Peter Cook and Colin Fournier, the Knusthaus Graz was built for the European Cultural Capital 2003 activities in Graz, Austria.