Grasshopper Course

The major challenge for Parametric modeling is that expressing design intentions with parameters and explicit functions requires a different way of thinking than most designers are accustomed to. Learning to think parametrically is a hard-won skill, not acquired with ease. Although learning to design parametrically can be difficult, the logical precision can also be enjoyable for designers who like how parametric modeling forces them to explicitly state every geometric relationship.

At Parametric House we are developing a complete Learn & Design System called the “Grasshopper Course“. In this course, we are offering Designers and Architects a complete series of tutorials and Digital Fabrication techniques which will take their design skills to a whole new level!

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Latest tutorials

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 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 Parametric Facade tutorial, I will show you how you can use multiple dispatches to produce a parametric facade. First, we will use a simple curved surface for the facade and then we will use the Lunchbox plugin to panel it with triangles. Then we will work on the vertices of the triangles to finish the modeling.

In this Grasshopper tutorial, I will talk about the Voronoi cell component and how you can combine it with weaverbird to produce smooth mesh. First, we will talk about the center point and the neighbors and then by defining the bounding box, you can produce the Voronoi cell.

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.

In this grasshopper definition tutorial, I will show you how you can produce a stair with a base polyline or curve. We will use a stair definition (by forest hell) to produce the results and then model the railings.

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 Contour Table tutorial, I will show you how easy you can model a table from a base surface and then contour it to produce the solids. You can deform the table with cage edit to make some deformation on the main model.

In this tutorial, I will model a Parametric Brick Wall in Grasshopper and I will show you how you can use the horizontal frames to orient a brick on a freeform surface and make the Parametric Brick Wall.

In this Grasshopper Galapagos Tutorial I will show you the basics of the Galapagos tool in Grasshopper. First I will show you a simple example which I will optimize a bounding box for a solid and then I will show you the steps for data visualization.

By using this grasshopper definition You can easily produce a parametric bench based on two or more sections and a single path. Simply define the inputs and the section solids of the bench will be produced. You can then use the curve sections to produce the bench.

In this Grasshopper tutorial, I will model a parametric bench by using three different sections and a curve as the bench's rail. First I will orient the sections on the rail and then I will sweep to produce the results. In the end, we will make the sections with per frames.

In this Rhino tutorial, I will show you how you can easily model the absolute towers with simply modeling the first floor and then making the tower with the Polar array tool. First, we model a cylinder and then we make the roof and finally the windows.

In this Rhino tutorial, I will show you how you can easily model the Boiler suit facade in Rhino. First I will explain about the main panels and how we can model them and then I will model the corner panels and entrance.

In this Rhino tutorial, I will show you how you can model the 2000 Japan Pavilion (by Shigeru Ban) with Rhino. First, we will make a parametric surface with record history and then we will make the pipes by contour.

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.

In this grasshopper tutorial, I will model a facade louver system based on scaling. First I will divide the facade into louvers and then I will extract the lines and scale them based on the height of the surface.

In this grasshopper tutorial I will model a waffle structure and use a solid model to define the sections. First of all we will model a solid and then we will use simple techniques to extract the sections and then we will calculate the slit.

In this grasshopper tutorial, I will model an Islamic star pattern and show you how you can make it parametric! First, we will use the polygons in contact method to mode the grid and then we make the patterns.

In this grasshopper tutorial, I will answer one of our YouTube channel users about the kangaroo plugin. First, we will talk about the basics of kangaroo Physics and then we will remodel a parametric tensile surface in kangaroo2.

In this grasshopper tutorial First, I will model a parametric twisting tower and I'll explain how you can make a series of scaled roofs. Then I will show you how you can use the cluster input/output tools to create user object from the model.

In this grasshopper tutorial, I will use the closest points tool to produce a tree-like structure. first of all, I will make a freeform surface and divide it into panels and then we will produce parametric points for the location of the columns.

In this grasshopper tutorial, I will show you how you can use the 4point surface tool to fold a surface inspired by the al bahar facade mechanism. First, we will study the techniques we can use to model the module and then we will make it parametric with grasshopper.

In this grasshopper tutorial, I will talk about the Klein surface tool in the lunchbox plugin. First, we will understand the parameters of the form and then we will isotrim and panels to convert the surface into panels.

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 grasshopper tutorial, I will answer one of our user's questions. The tutorial is in two sections. First I will explain how you can make animations in grasshopper and second we will talk about how to visualize sound in grasshopper

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 explain about the Graph Mapper tool and how you can implement it in your design. First, we will learn how the Range tool can make data for Graph mapper and then we will use the graph mapper to change the distribution.

In this grasshopper tutorial, we will make a parametric surface by using the tween curve tool and a repeating pattern. First, we learn how to make a series of curves between two curves and then we move them by a repeating pattern to make a surface.

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 explain how you can use the Facet Dome tool to produce Voronoi cells on a revolved surface. First we are going to produce the surface and then pull the voronoi cells on the surface and then make the frames.

In this grasshopper tutorial, I will talk about one of our subscriber's question. Emilio asked about the little icons you see when you right click on the component's input or output. I will explain about them in this video.