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Hi all,

I'm please to announce the publication of my new Grasshopper book, available from Industrial Press.  

Here's a brief description of the content:

"In Part I, Bachman offers a brief overview of scripting with Grasshopper, with simple examples used to introduce the reader to the most common Grasshopper components.  In Part II, more complicated Grasshopper scripts are presented, showcasing the variety of objects readers can create.  These examples were carefully chosen so that readers can see how the concepts from Part I can be put together to create increasingly complex designs.  Finally, Part III features a reference guide from Grasshopper’s own help files containing descriptions of some of the most common Grasshopper components."

For more information, see the publisher's page, here

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Comment by David Bachman on March 24, 2017 at 9:48am

I was asked to include more info about what is in the book, and who is the intended audience. The first part is a fairly basic introduction to the package, and is geared mostly toward beginners.  Here I present several of the most common components with a series of small examples. There are discussions of lists, data trees, data manipulation with components such as Cross Reference, and Flip, conditional list processing with the Dispatch and Weave components, curve parameters, surface parameters, mapping geometry with Morph components, and manipulating Meshes.

In the second part I present four advanced tutorials so readers can see how to put together lots of ideas to make complex objects. My hope is that even experts will get something out of looking at these tutorials. They are all original, and experienced Grasshopper users may (hopefully) see Grasshopper get used here in ways they hadn't seen before. Here's one of the images from this part, in a tutorial on making custom bevel shapes with only native Grasshopper components:

As stated in the product description, the third pard is a component reference. Most of the work here was taking the help file descriptions of each component and typesetting them in an easy-to-read format that might be useful for any Grasshopper user. 

If the book does well, I'm already planning a more advanced Grasshopper book. I'm open to suggestions for content. One person has already suggested I include information on writing your own components, which is something that I think would be good to include. I was also planning on giving some information on the use of several common plug-ins (e.g. Kangaroo, Anemone, Mesh+, etc). Please pst other suggestions here!

Thanks,

Dave

Comment by David Bachman on March 23, 2017 at 2:46pm

Rinus,

I believe so, but I'm not sure. Will check on that. I suppose you could order it on Amazon, and I'm sure they'll ship it to you. Here's the amazon link.

BTW, it's nice to hear from you. I don't know if you remember, but we met at a Bridges conference. Your work has inspired some of my recent pieces (which you can see at davidbachmandesign.com). 

Thanks,

Dave

Comment by Rinus Roelofs on March 23, 2017 at 12:32pm
Is it available outside the US?

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