a place to shine a light on the work of students and teachers
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:
Table Lamp Rhino model:
Rhino model file w notes download. (updated 11-11-19)
Video: Grasshopper, Lamp part 1
Video: Grasshopper, Lamp part 2
Video: Grasshopper, Lamp part 3
'Introduction to Grasshopper' videos.
These videos are less than 10 minutes long. Use pause and follow along.
4th edition: Essential Mathematics for Computational Design introduces design professionals to the foundation mathematical concepts that are necessary for effective development of algorithmic and parametric designs using Grasshopper. by Ragaa Issa
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)
Jump quickly down to Part 3: "Grasshopper Basics"
***** A few years old but hands-on practice:
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 (and beyond) Rhino. Both pc and ma:
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)
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:
The 4th edition of the Essential Mathematics for Computational Design introduces design professionals to the foundation mathematical concepts that are necessary for effective development of algorithmic and parametric designs using Grasshopper. by Ragaa Issa