algorithmic modeling for Rhino

About Grasshopper...

For designers who are exploring new shapes using generative algorithms, Grasshopper® is a graphical algorithm editor tightly integrated with Rhino’s 3-D modeling tools. Unlike RhinoScript, Grasshopper requires no knowledge of programming or scripting, but still allows designers to build form generators from the simple to the awe-inspiring.

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There are many resources available to learn more about Grasshopper. 


Andy Payne has published a manual to help people get a basic understanding of Grasshopper. This primer and other tutorials are available on our Tutorials page...

ModeLab has uploaded a lot of quality webinars and tutorials on their website, be sure to check them out.

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ng5 Alex replied to Prospero's discussion Select Mesh Faces by Orientation
"Do your shells have faces that are accurately z oriented? its difficult to judge from the screenshot. like nikos says uploading makes things a lot easier. If not perhaps a min max angle deviation from z axis is needed to see which faces are culled…"
10 minutes ago
ng5 Alex replied to Llordella Patricio's discussion Structural optimization
"Nice one djordje there should be a like post button. cheers alex"
21 minutes ago
nikos tzar replied to Prospero's discussion Select Mesh Faces by Orientation
"Hello Prospero, my reply was a bit hasty. Seeing it again I see it will not work on a mesh with faces semi-oriented towards the Z axis (that is a good reason for uploading your files - I would have seen it doesn't work and change it). Anyway, I…"
33 minutes ago
djordje replied to Llordella Patricio's discussion Structural optimization
"I am not a structural engineer myself, and you probably would get a better solution from these guys. But I think this issue could be solved without the use of karamba or milipede, just regular grasshopper components, if you want simple elastic…"
40 minutes ago
Rodion Eremeev commented on Hyungsoo Kim's photo

Surface Morph Test

"Thank you so much! That s exactly what I need) "
1 hour ago
Jason Wheeler commented on Mostapha Sadeghipour Roudsari's group Ladybug + Honeybee
"Question about rendering a Sun Path Diagram with the native Rhino Renderer...I haven't used Ladybug extensively for a year or so, but am coming up with a problem when trying to render this Sun Path Diagram in the native Rhino Renderer.  It…"
1 hour ago
Ángel Linares liked David Reeves's video
2 hours ago
Michael Makris replied to Llordella Patricio's discussion Structural optimization
"Hey Llordella, that distance under the beam you are identifying is called Deflection in the US. Also, in your original post, what you call Light, that is called the Length of the beam. Are you just trying to optimize the kind of beam you have…"
2 hours ago


Select Mesh Faces by Orientation 4 Replies

Started by Prospero in Discussion. Last reply by ng5 Alex 10 minutes ago.

Structural optimization 8 Replies

Started by Llordella Patricio in Discussion. Last reply by ng5 Alex 21 minutes ago.

surface division 1 Reply

Started by Azubike Ononye in Discussion. Last reply by Daniel González Abalde 3 hours ago.

Orient using 2 or 3 points 5 Replies

Started by WT4 in Discussion. Last reply by Hyungsoo Kim 3 hours ago.

circle force 1 Reply

Started by Charles R. Cupples in Discussion. Last reply by Charles R. Cupples 4 hours ago.

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