Rhino Grasshopper Tutorials (DRAFT)
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What is Grasshopper3d?
With our Rhino Grasshopper Tutorials, you can learn Grasshopper faster and easier! Learning to think parametrically is a hard-won skill, we will help you! In this video we will talk about Grasshopper and the history of scripting vs visual programming language and why should you choose Grasshopper!
Grasshopper for Beginners
In this Grasshopper tutorial, I will teach you the grasshopper basics for beginners to advanced. First I will talk about the Grasshopper canvas and basically how Grasshopper works and then I will teach you how you can use the grasshopper tools to produce a smooth surface with Sweep1 and turn it into a mesh model. We will also cover the most used plugins in our tutorials.
Voronoi Basics[ps2id id=’vor’ target=”/]
In this Tutorial, you can learn how Voronoi cells work. To get started we can double click on the canvas and search for “vor”. The Voronoi tool will show up. Notice that there is a Voronoi 3D tool also. This tool will produce cells in 3d boxes and I will talk about it in another tutorial…
Voronoi on surface
In this Rhino Grasshopper tutorial, we will take a look at the populate geometry tool and how you can use it to produce a set of Voronoi cells on a freeform surface. First, we will make a rectangular boundary based on our freeform surface and then we will make the Voronoi cells.
in this Grasshopper tutorial, we will model the Bejing Water Cube in Grasshopper. First, I’ll explain the steps we have to take to reach the final model and then I will explain the steps one by one. We will start with a shell box and then use Voronoi3d to produce the results.
Rhino Paneling[ps2id id=’panel’ target=”/]
In this rhino paneling tools tutorial, I will show you how you can use the paneling tools plugin to produce different panels on to a freeform surface. First I will talk about the Grids and how they work in paneling tools and then we will study different paneling techniques.
Space Frame[ps2id id=’lunch’ target=”/]
In this Grasshopper Tutorial, I will talk about the Space Truss Structure 1 from the Lunchbox plugin. First I will make a freeform Surface and then I will use this tool to convert it to a Space Truss Structure and at the end, you will learn how you can use grasshopper to model some of the structure’s details.
In this Lunchbox grasshopper tutorial, I will show you how you can make complete diamond panels on a closed NURBS surface. First, we will use the lunchbox plugin to produce the panels and then we fix the triangle panels by combining them into diamonds and finally combine them back together.
This Rhino Grasshopper tutorial is a small example of how you can use grasshopper and the lunchbox plugin to easily model a tower. First, we will model the surface of the tower using three circles then we will use lunchbox to produce the diagrid structure and finally we will model the quad panels and finish the tutorial.
In this Rhino Grasshopper tutorial, I will show you how you can panel a surface with lunchbox. First I will show you how to make different surfaces in Rhino with 5 different techniques and then I will show you how to panel them. These 5 short tutorials will help you learn Lunchbox for grasshopper easier!
In this Rhino Grasshopper tutorial, I will model a series of panels which change their size based on point attractors. First, we will use the lunchbox plugin to make the facade and then we use the attractor technique to scale the panels in one direction and finish the Parametric Facade.
In this Rhino Grasshopper Tutorial, we will model a perforated parametric facade in Grasshopper and with the help of Lunchbox Plugin. First, we will model the surface and then divide them into triangular panels. By using the attractor point technique we will make the panels scale differently across the facade.
In thisRhino Grasshopper Tutorial, we will model something similar to the Canton Tower. First, we will define 3 ellipses and then rotate them to make the tower’s sections. After lofting the sections we can use the Lunchbox plugin to make the structure and by using the Dispatch we will extract two different groups of the structure.
Weaverbird+Cocoon[ps2id id=’wea’ target=”/]
In this video tutorial, I will use three different plugins (Weaverbird, Cocoon, and Kangaroo) which will take your modeling to a whole new level! First, we will model our solid mesh with Cocoon and then we will refine the mesh with Kangaroo and at the end, we use weaverbird to give our mesh some power.
Galapagos[ps2id id=’opt’ target=”/]
Do you want to optimize your models in Grasshopper? In this video I will show you the basics of, the Galapagos tool in Grasshopper which is an optimization component and how you can use it to design more efficiently! This tool will help you to define optimization goals & design smarter!
Ladybug[ps2id id=’lady’ target=”/]
In this Ladybug Grasshopper tutorial, I will show you the basics. First I will show you how to install Ladybug and run the components. Then I will explain the energy plus weather files (EPW) and how they give us the most important information about temperature, humidity, and wind.
Anemone[ps2id id=’anemone’ target=”/]
In this anemone grasshopper tutorial, I will show you how you can use anemone to produce a simple hexagonal fractal in grasshopper. First I will use anemone to deconstruct a hexagon into its segments and then we will use the “point on curve” tool to extract …
In this tutorial, I will explain how you can use Gradient to color a set of panels based on their height. First, we will produce the panels by isotrim and then we will extract the center of the panels and use the z component to define the height of the panels. Finally, we will use….
In this Grasshopper Tutorial, I will use the Intersect Crv/Crv tool to produce a parametric structure. First I will linear Array a line and then intersect it with two set of parametric polylines. Then I will move the intersection to produce the parametric model.
in this grasshopper tutorial I will talk about the Scale NU tool and how you can use it to scale a set of rectangles non uniformly. First, we will array a square and then define a rotated plane to scale the squares diagonally. We will use point attractors to define the weight of scale.
In this grasshopper tutorial, I will talk about the Import PDB tool and how you can use it to visualize a protein file. First, we download the PDB file from the www.rcsb.org website. After that, you can import the PDB file in grasshopper and use the atom data to visualize the protein.
In this Grasshopper Tutorial, I will talk about the Fillet edge command (Rhino 6) which you can find in the Surface, Utility menu. First I will explain how you can make a polysurface and then fillet a face by choosing it with list item and then extract the filleted surfaces.
In this Grasshopper Tutorial, I will talk about the substrate command which you can find in the Mesh, Triangulation menu. First I will explain the inputs and then I will combine it with surface split and random extrusion to show you a simple example of how you can use it.
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In this Rhino Grasshopper Tutorial, we are going to model a Parametric Reuleaux Triangle and make a pattern by dividing the edges, connecting the points based on relative paths and produce a new pattern by changing the polygon, division number & other parameters which define the geometry.
In this Rhino Grasshopper Tutorial, I will model an Islamic Geometric pattern and make it parametric by defining moving lines and making a polar array from the main Unit. First, we will study the pattern and how we can make it as easy as possible and then we will start modeling it in Grasshopper. Download […]
In this parametric Pattern tutorial, we will model an advanced pattern in Grasshopper. first, we will model a series of square cells and then by modeling a corner of the pattern’s curve, we will eventually use the polar array to finish the final pattern. By adding a point we will make the pattern react to the point attractor.
In this Spiral pattern grasshopper tutorial, I will show you how you can use a set of circles to produce a spiral pattern. First, we will talk about how dividing the circles will produce the base points and then by rotating the circles and connecting the points, we can produce the spirals.
In this Grasshopper tutorial, I will teach you how you can model a weave pattern in grasshopper. First, we will model a basic pattern and explain how the curves relate and then we will array the unit to produce the final pattern. Then we will use the distance between the curves to produce the results.
In this tutorial, we will model the Dinara Kasko algorithmic cake in Grasshopper. First, we will start with a series of square cells and then by moving them up, scaling and rotating them, we will form the base curves. Then we will use the grasshopper attractor techniques to connect the scale factor to the attractor and finish the tutorial.