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Grasshopper

Jump in with a couple of students and turn them loose on the links, documents, videos, files, etc.  They will find something that connects them to Grasshopper.

For some of you this is a place to start: 

Grasshopper Home Page

 'Introduction to Grasshopper' videos.

These videos are less than 10 minutes long. Use pause and follow along.

For others get out on the web and look for user friendly videos:

Google:  Grasshopper3d video tutorials

Explore some of these videos to see what you can do with GH.  Work along with a video.  Utilize the 'Pause' when viewing the video.  Again, there might a tutorial 'out there' that will grab a student's attention.  

***** A new video for GH:   (no sound but it looks good)

Short videos for New Grasshopper learners

Jump quickly down to Part 3:  "Grasshopper Basics"

***** A few years old but hands-on practice:  

Digital Toolbox

These are NOT new videos.  The Grasshopper interface has changed over the years.

1 Click the 'Grasshopper' tab on the toolbar.   

2 Click 'Basic' to get started with some very user friendly videos. 

HINT #1 (to easily find components in Grasshopper):  Double-Click on the canvas and Type what you want in the 'search box'.    

Hint #2: Click the Params Tab. Click the 'Geometry' title bar to show all the components in the library.  All tabs work this way.  There are many many tools / components.  Refer to hint #1 to keep it simple.  

Grasshopper is built-in to v6 Rhino:

Grasshopper Download page for Rhino v5.

Grasshopper Tutorials page

Grasshopper Video tutorials page

Video Building a Cabinet with Grasshopper   Vimeo video tutorial by Brian James.

This is a very good video to follow along, use the pause button, and work your own model with Brian as he constructs this project.

Three models, definitions, and videos for 'Getting Started' with Grasshopper:  (old but very good.  No sound.  Pause and work along. by McNeel Miami)

1 GH Umbrella video

1 GH Umbrella model and definition

2 GH stairs video

2 GH stairs model and definition

3 GH Lamp model and definition  notes in the model (no video yet)

Below.... food for thought: 

Digital Toolbox  Tutorials, tutorials, tutorials      (Again, a good place to start)

Designalyze   Grasshopper tutorials for Laser, 3d printing, CNC, etc.

There are several pages of GH tutorial videos here.  You below is one of tutorials located on the first page of videos: 

                Video 1: Parametric Laser

                Video 2 Parametric Laser

                Video 3 Parametric Laser

Essential Mathematics for Computational Design  A Primer with Sample files and tutorials

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