Introduction to Rhino Grasshopper: Parametric Design Primer
What you'll learn
- You will learn to create programs in Grasshopper
- You will learn to plan and organize parametric designs
- You will learn to export Grasshopper geometry into Rhino
- You will learn to debug Grasshopper scripts
- You will learn to render and animate Grasshopper projects
- Students should have copy of Rhino and know basic usage
Learn how to building and develop Parametric Models with Grasshopper 3D in this Introduction to Grasshopper and Parametric Design Primer.
Parametric Design is one of the key skills for designers today, and Grasshopper scripting skills are in demand skills for those advancing in every design field. Parametric design is a combination of the aesthetics of design with the dynamics of computation. Architects like Zaha Hadid and Bjarke Ingels are some of the pioneers in parametric design, creating new opportunities with architectural design and building technology.
What you will learn in this course is how to use Grasshopper, and how to apply the program to develop and work on parametric models, as well as major plugins for evolutionary computing, environmental design and physics modeling.
This course begins with an extensive introduction to the Grasshopper interface. You will learn where everything is and how to navigate to develop projects easily.
The next course section is how to create and develop the basics variables, inputs and outputs for Grasshopper data. Knowing the input and output are key to developing quality parametric code.
In the following section, you learn the mathematic and sets functions in Grasshopper that will allow for you to handle complex data and calculations.
In the next sections, you will learn how to develop and work with the various forms of Rhino geometry in Grasshopper to make your models. This is important for helping you adapt your Grasshopper skill to any project type.
In the final sections, you will learn about working with the display and manipulation of data in Grasshopper. These parametric skills will prepare you to really develop code that performs to your imagination.
A bonus section at the end of this course takes you through how to render and animate your Grasshopper models, while in Grasshopper so you can share your productivity and genius directly.
What you learn:
· How to plan Parametric Designs
· How to skillfully navigate Grasshopper and build a GH script from scratch
· Important concepts and workflows for successful Grasshopper programs
· How to debug for program issues
· How to export geometry for Rhino project
· How to render and animate Grasshopper models
- How to use evolutionary computing with Galapagos
- How to use environmental design with Ladybug Tools
- How to use Physics Models with Kangaroo.
After this course, you will be able to create and edit Grasshopper models and contribute and collaborate in parametric design projects.
If you're ready to start building your Parametric Design skill, then see you in the course.
About The Instructor
Brandon Aaron Gibbs is a licensed Architect and instructor, successfully helping thousands of students master design, modeling, and rendering in today's top design programs.
Who this course is for:
Brandon Gibbs is an award winning licensed Architect, Creative Director of MotionFORM and Architect in Residence at Iamthestudio. Brandon received a Masters in Architecture from the Architectural Association, studying under Patrik Schumacher of Zaha Hadid, where he began his thesis and research into parametric Architecture. Brandon has design several pavilions, universities, churches, modern homes in addition to several award winning film and animation projects. He regularly speaks and mentor young Architects and designers in organizations like AIA (American Institute of Architects) NOMA (National Organization of Minority Architects) and AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Artists).
I have spoken at several design conferences, media events, network groups and have gone from consulting a diversity of clients to professing the secrets of design, branding to listeners at all levels.
Designers of all shapes and sizes have learned and succeeded from my programs, and I’ll help you win, too if you give me a try.