Parakeet Mesh Vault Grasshopper3d Definition Weaverbird Parakeet Mesh+ Plugin

Parakeet Mesh Vault

In this grasshopper definition by using one of the parakeet’s tiling you can generate a vault-like form by using Mesh+ plugin and also Weaverbird to thicken the form.

Deceptive Landscape Installation Algorithmic patterning strategies for a small pavilion

Deceptive Installation

This paper by Asterios Agkathidis and Tuba Kocaturk reflects a collaborative, research led design project, aiming to explore the potentials offered by incorporating parametric / generative tools and performative lighting simulation software.

Fashion Swarm #2

Fashion Swarm #2

In this grasshopper definition you can generate a bracelet by creating a curve based on a differential growth algorithm by using the stella plugin.

Fractals Grasshopper3d Plugin


Fractals is a plugin for Grasshopper that allows users to create 3 different types of mathematically generated fractals.

Voxel Point Charges Grasshopper3d Definition Dendro Plugin

Voxel Point Charges

In this grasshopper definition you can extract the iso curves of a sphere, divide them into points and generate a form which depends on the point charges and positions. We will use the point to volume component of the Dendro plugin to voxelize the form.

OctaTree Grasshopper3d Plugin for voxelization


OctaTree plugin by samalika3 includes 3 capsules. They provide the algorithm of voxelization, based on octree structure. It works much faster then, f.e. creating the definition with a 3D array of points. 

A proposal for the use of fractal geometry algorithmically in tiling design

Fractal Geometry

Fractal geometry formation, which is focused on this study by Asli Agirbas, is a system seen in nature. A model based on fractal growth principle was proposed for tile design.

Sun Path Circles Grasshopper3d Definition Ladybug Plugin

Sun Path Circles

In this grasshopper definition, we will use the Ladybug Plugin to import the sun path based on an epw file and the n rotate a series of circles towards the sun.

SkinDesigner Grasshopper3d Plugin Parametric Facade


SkinDesigner by sgaray enables the rapid generation of facade geometries from building massing surfaces and repeating, user-defined panels.

Kinetic Architecture Reinterpreting Persian Mathematics and Astronomy

Kinetic Architecture

In this essay by Parinaz Mansourimajoumerd and Mohammadjavad Mahdavinejad, studies are about using kinetic design and fabrication method in one project despite ordinary ways regard to the two main points…

Bouncing Ball Grasshopper3d Python Definition

Bouncing Ball

In this grasshopper definition, you can create a bouncing ball motion by scripting in python.

Hummingbird Grasshopper3d Plugin Revit


Hummingbird by Mario Guttman is a set of Grasshopper components that facilitate the creation of Revit native geometry. This process exports basic geometric properties and parameter data to CSV text files which are used to create Revit BIM geometry.

Thinking difference: Theories and models of parametric design thinking

Parametric Design Thinking

The paper by Rivka Oxman examines the uniqueness of seminal parametric design concepts, and their impact on models of parametric design thinking (PDT).

Noisy Weave Grasshopper3d Definition

Noisy Weave

In this grasshopper definition, you can generate a Perlin noise on a pattern and use it for weaving the parameters. you can also use weaverbird to smooth the result.

Rotating Image Panels Grasshopper3d Definition Weaverbird Plugin

Rotating Image Panels

In this grasshopper exercise file, you can learn how to rotate a series of panels based on an image. You can also extract an arc based on the angle of rotation.

Chromodoris Grasshopper3d Plugin


The goal of this library by camnewnham is to provide efficient and simple functionality to extend the creation, usage and display of meshes.

Starling mesh tools Grasshopper3d Plugin


Starling mesh tools by Mateusz Zwierzycki. These components enable mesh parametrization, so it behaves like a surface – you can evaluate points at any place etc. 

Shortest Walk Grasshopper3d Plugin

Shortest Walk

The ShortestWalk add-on for Grasshopper exposes one component which, given a network of curves and a list of lines, calculates the shortest route from line start point to line end points in a network. It is based on a topology calculator and the A* search algorithm.

Weave Mesh Pattern Grasshopper3d Definition Weaverbird Plugin

Weave Mesh Pattern

In this grasshopper exercise file, we have used a plugin to produce a wave-like mesh pattern and then use weaverbird to smooth the final result.

tOpos Grasshopper3d Plugin for Optimization


tOpos by archiseb is a 3D Topology Optimisation plugin which is using GPU for computation acceleration. It is based on CUDA technology provided by NVIDIA.

Evolutionary Optimization of Parametric Structures Understanding Structure and Architecture as a whole from Early Design Stages

Evolutionary Optimization

This thesis by Aitor Almaraz aims to explore the possibilities of the implementation of parametric design as a linking tool for architectural spatial decisions, structure and costs -in economic and energetic terms-  to analyze and determine their performance.

Octopus Grasshopper3d Plugin for Optimization


Octopus by Robert Vierlinger was originally made for Multi-Objective Evolutionary Optimization. It allows the search for many goals at once, producing a range of optimized trade-off solutions between the extremes of each goal.

VisualARQ Grasshopper3d Plugin BIM


VisualARQ by F.Salla adds flexible BIM features to Rhino, and speeds up the process of modeling an architectural project in 2D and 3D. VisualARQ provides tools to generate all project document information and quantification.

Voronoize Grasshopper3d Plugin Voronoi


Voronoize by Ar37 is a grasshopper plugin that allows you to create voronoi structure from any Closed PolySurface, Open PolySurface, Non-Planar Surface, Planar Surface and Mesh.

Python Fractal Tree Grasshopper3d Definition

Python Fractal Tree

This grasshopper definition can help you model fractal trees fast.This Python fractal tree example file can also be used as an exercise for how to write fractals in python and use boolean to make your code more advanced.

Twisted Klein Bottle Grasshopper3d Definition Mesh Tools Parakeet Plugin

Twisted Klein Bottle

In this grasshopper definition, you can model a Klein bottle using Parakeet’s plugin. Then you can twist the mesh around an axis and finally create a contour from the mesh and extract the curves.

A New Approach to Modeling Frit Patterns for Daylight Simulation

Modeling Frit Patterns

This paper by Mostapha Sadeghipour Roudsari and Anne Waelkens introduces a custom workflow for modeling frit patterns for daylight simulation on buildings, which streamlines quantitative and qualitative daylight analysis.

Jewel Changi Airport

In this tutorial, we are going to model the Jewel Changi Airport Waterfall in Grasshopper. First, we are going to model the base surface and then we will divide it into two series of strips and make the panels from scratch.

Sierpinski Pyramid Grasshopper3d Tutorial Weaverbird Lunchbox Plugin

Sierpinski Pyramid

In this Rhino Grasshopper Lunchbox tutorial, we are going to show you a trick to model a Sierpinski Pyramid with the Lunchbox plugin. We will also show you how you can use Keyshot to get a better visualization of your form.

Atträctor Grasshopper3d Plugin


Atträctor by Friedrich Söllner is an easy to use tool to transform grids according to given attractor geometry. This tool was developed for a beginners Grasshopper workshop at the Städelschule architecture class in Frankfurt/Germany.