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Grasshopper + Karamba + galapagos Beam Optimization Tutorial [Video]

A Video tutorial made for university skimming over the details of using Grasshopper (Parametric Software) with Karamba (Structural Simulation) With Galapagos (Computational Evolutionary Solver)…


Added by Christopher Voltl on April 24, 2015 at 2:52am — No Comments

rese arch GRASSHOPPER® Sessions

rese arch GRASSHOPPER® Sessions…


Added by Jan Pernecky on November 27, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

A simple tutorial on recursion

One of the neatest tricks for avoiding unnecessary 'for' or 'while' loops in your program is using a function recursively.

Engineers and Scientists without a computer science background usually rely on simple iterative techniques in their codes. But sometimes we end up with a bunch of nested loops that make the program very slow in execution and cumbersome to debug. Using recursion is an…


Added by Mihai Pruna on January 5, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

"Nature of Code" Translation

I am working my way through Daniel Shiffman's "Nature of Code" and am thinking about it in terms of Python components.  I have benefited greatly from talk-and-type style tutorials and think that there will be some benefit to the community if I create videos around my understanding of the concepts in the "Nature of Code."

I'm working my through these in my spare time so I have no set schedule when new videos go up.

I would love to see different examples and…


Added by Jake Hebbert on September 19, 2013 at 9:50am — 3 Comments

easy grasshopper tutorials in spanish

a very easy pack of tutorials fron scratch in spanish

Added by pepe ballesteros on June 18, 2013 at 10:44am — No Comments

Studio AIR Video Series

This tutorial series was developed for the Design Studio AIR at the University of Melbourne, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. The series tries to introduce some of the simpler concepts of Grasshopper within more complex definitions to generate more interesting…


Added by David Lister on March 5, 2013 at 9:12pm — 3 Comments



The Experimental Design Lab, or the Ex-Lab, is a design and research collective that promotes creative utilisations of computation in art, architecture, engineering and related design disciplines. Based in Melbourne, Australia, the collective organises experimental collaborative research projects and exploratory workshops that…


Added by David Lister on March 12, 2012 at 12:39am — No Comments

Grasshopper VB workshop @ Harvard GSD

Grasshopper VB workshop @ Harvard GSD

Added by Woo Jae Sung on November 23, 2011 at 11:48pm — No Comments

Grasshopper VB+Galapagos Workexample



Added by Woo Jae Sung on May 13, 2011 at 4:36pm — 3 Comments



We are happy to announce the forthcoming book “Parametric Architecture with Grasshopper”, english translation of the popular Italian handbook about parametric modeling with Grasshopper, edited by Arturo Tedeschi and foreworded by Fulvio Wirz (Zaha Hadid Architects).…


Added by Arturo Tedeschi on March 15, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Manuale Grasshopper in Italiano - Seconda Edizione

Segnalo l'uscita della seconda edizione di:

Architettura parametrica - Introduzione a Grasshopper

il primo manuale italiano sulla modellazione generativa.

in uscita il 04 novembre 2010 e disponibile sul sito della casa editrice…


Added by Arturo Tedeschi on November 3, 2010 at 7:45pm — No Comments

"Essential Mathematics" - Second edition

The second edition of the "Essential Mathematics for Computational Design" is now available with free download from:…

Added by Rajaa Issa on May 29, 2010 at 7:27am — 11 Comments

modeLab Primers Released

Studio Mode has released a series of conceptual primers related to core data and geometry types as well as data manipulation on our newly redesigned website, modeLab. Each primer contains a concise concept and description within an example Grasshopper definition. More primers and related material to follow. Stay tuned. Check it out and let us know what you think.

Kindest Regards,

Studio… Continue

Added by GIL AKOS on November 9, 2009 at 4:30pm — 8 Comments

experiments updated

A number of definitions and videos has been added to my site

Take a look and feel free to leave me any comments here!

Added by Ted Ngai on October 16, 2009 at 10:08am — 15 Comments

New Grasshopper Resource

Hyoung-gul (HG) Kook opened a new blog site about grasshopper. It has his recent studies about various geometries and grasshopper definitions.

Added by Hyoung-Gul Kook on September 22, 2009 at 11:25pm — 3 Comments

Selfintersecting Moebius Band

Continuing to explore the work of Rinus Roelufs, I had some progress with the selfintersecting Moebius band.

The holes that permits the surface to weave into itself are now circular. The definition is not all that parametric yet, meaning you can only change the size of the moebius, the size of the holes and whether the moebius band should be twisted… Continue

Added by Lars Renklint on August 1, 2009 at 4:02am — 6 Comments

Umbilic Torus

Trying to learn a bit about mathematical surfaces and how to build them in GH using the expression editor. This was a pretty interesting one I came across on the Internet of a form called an Umbilic Torus. It's like a Moebius Strip in that it only has one edge, but it is a 3D form.

This definition also puts to good use a method for creating tree data from a single list, a problem I had that I got some assistance on over on the old Google Group from David Rutten and… Continue

Added by Farley2076 on May 26, 2009 at 3:10pm — 10 Comments

Affine transformations

This definition allows us to apply affine transformations (translation, rotation, scaling) on objects more than once.

The results can be interesting:

Grasshopper definition:affine… Continue

Added by Milana Dabic on May 18, 2009 at 4:56am — 10 Comments

Parametric Surface using Variable Expression

If you know parametric surface well -- or to be more specific, you know how to construct 3D surfaces using parametric equations -- it is a smooth transition from mathematical tools (such as Mathcad or Mathematica) to Grasshopper. In Mathcad, the equation for a parametric surface is:

For those who love spirograph may find it familiar. In Grasshopper, the definition looks like this:…


Added by June-Hao Hou on May 15, 2009 at 11:00pm — 10 Comments

Objects Explained

Definition Objects

A Definition can consist of many different kinds of objects, but in order to get started you only need to familiarize yourself with two of them:



Parameters contain data, meaning that they store stuff. Components contain actions, meaning that they do stuff. The following image shows some of the possible objects you are likely to encounter in a History Definition:…


Added by Scott Davidson on May 11, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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