Along this course we will discover the basic aspects of Grasshopper 3D, visual programming plugin of Rhinoceros 3D, well known 3D modeling software. The aim of the course is to establish the basis and provide an overview for a better understanding of Grasshopper and its multiple applications. Main advantages of this software are the flexibility of the design workflow and the interoperability with other platforms. Grasshopper is a powerful tool which enhances designers capabilities to achieve complex geometries both in 2D and 3D.
No prior knowledge of programming is required thanks to the intuitive graphical interface.
After a first introduction on the interface and the basics, the goal of the course is to establish a clear methodology for designing parametric elements, rethinking existing buildings and implementing new temporary structures. At the end of the course, participants will be able to understand and design complex structures made by the agglomeration of simple units. Students will acquire a basic-intermediate knowledge of Rhinoceros and Grasshopper and they will be capable of extending it, using external libraries, based on their proper interest and project intentions.