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

We also have a free library of Grasshopper scripts for those who want to Learn more!

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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.

In this Grasshopper Definition you can make a series of Dipyramids on a Mobius strip by using the Weaverbird and Parakeet Plugin.

These definitions and examples are only available to our course members.

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In this grasshopper definition you can aggregate a custom module (Tile) by defining junctions using Fox Plugin.

In this grasshopper definition you can generate contour of triangles which are perpendicular to base surface and height of each triangle follow's custom path (curve).

This definition creates a mesh model of all the connections between the centers of the 3D voronoi cells and the adjacent cells centers. This definition uses following plugins: Mesh Edit _Mesh Tools _Weaverbird

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

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Polina Timchenko in her thesis “Audio to Architecture: House Music as a Form Generator” is going to explore the idea that every house music component can be translated into geometry with the use of parametric design techniques.

This thesis by Alexandra Adelle Hinkel Cheng presents an example of a project executed in a co-rationalized manner through architectural and structural collaboration, using both digitally-integrated and analog models, for the design and construction of solid timber shells structures.

This thesis by Renata Alves Castelo Branco aims to explore the advantages an algorithmic approach can bring to the design process, and investigate, at the same time, how to bridge the gap between the different tools with which architecture currently operates

Downloadable contets are curated from free PDF files around the web with link to the main source

Do you want to know more about Parametric Design? Check out these posts for more info.

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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.

This video by Softology is about 3d cellular automata. Visions of Chaos is a professional high end software application for Windows. It is simple enough for people who do not understand the mathematics behind it, but advanced enough for fractal enthusiasts to tweak and customise to their needs.

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