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. 


Introduction to Grasshopper Videos by David Rutten.

Wondering how to get started with Grasshopper? Look no further. Spend some time with the creator of Grasshopper, David Rutten, to learn the fundamental of Grasshopper. No experience necessary. This video series and many other tutorials are available on our Tutorials page...

Also, check out these tutorial videos...

Rhino WIP for Windows now available

All Rhino 5 for Windows users are invited to Serengeti, where Rhino is developed.

We are inviting current users to try, test, and provide feedback on the work-in-progress (WIP) release while it is still in development.

You will need:

  • 64-bit Windows 7 or above
  • Your Rhino 5 for Windows license key. You can find it here...

Things to try:

  • Since Grasshopper is included with some enhancements, try your existing GH definitions and plug-ins. They should all work. Let us know if they don't.
  • The ghPython enhancements.

Details and download...

Latest Activity

mark zirinsky replied to David Rutten's discussion A novel argument
"My best work, the drawing started in 3 stages, 1) in my mind's eye, 2) by hand in a sketch, 3a) to grasshopper and then to 3b) rhino. Understanding in my mind's eye is key to some of my designs, when I understand what the design issues…"
12 minutes ago
mikebabcock posted a discussion

Intersections between rotating CMU blocks

Hi,I'm trying to build a wall out of square hollow CMU blocks, which rotate in response to an attractor point.  I can't use custom blocks which would accommodate the intersections, and would like to preserve some if not all my given mortar joint gap…See More
21 minutes ago
Nurbro posted a discussion

joining hex patches

I have a super simple definition where I'm generating patches from (lunchbox) hex cells, but I'm having trouble joining the baked results into a single polysurface. Some of them will join, but only in segments (as shown in pic). The edges of the…See More
1 hour ago
Arthur Hash posted photos
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Sherif Abd El halim liked karamba's video
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RENE replied to RENE's discussion rationalizing "dirty" mesh intersections
"Thanks for taking the time to reply Peter. Are you able to point me in a specific direction for the modo scripting that could help me work this out? What specifically are you referring to? Can modo clean up curves resulting from mesh contours? Many…"
2 hours ago
Ethan Gross replied to David Rutten's discussion A novel argument
"This assumes the client even has the capacity to appreciate a drawing, something I would not take for granted these days among the general public. I'm more interested in the decline of drawing as the initial design instrument when tools like GH…"
2 hours ago


A novel argument 13 Replies

Started by David Rutten in Discussion. Last reply by mark zirinsky 12 minutes ago.

Intersections between rotating CMU blocks

Started by mikebabcock in Discussion 21 minutes ago.

joining hex patches

Started by Nurbro in Discussion 1 hour ago.

rationalizing "dirty" mesh intersections 2 Replies

Started by RENE in Discussion. Last reply by RENE 2 hours ago.

Gradient selection no plug-ins

Started by HEEN in Discussion 4 hours ago.

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