PLUG-INS         18 HOURS

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Parametric Design with Plug-ins or Apps for Grasshopper  

Intensive course focused on the most popular and useful plugins for shape and structural optimization with stratetegies like form-finding, loops, tensegrity...


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We will confirm new dates once the Covid-19 situation improves.

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Timetable: Friday 4,30 - 8,30 pm. Saturday and Sunday 10am - 2pm and 3,30 - 6,30pm

 Placecontrolmad (Madrid) - See Location

Course code: GH-AV


Level Intermediate. Previous knowledge in Grasshopper (basic level).

Instruction Language > English (basic). The instructor speaks Spanish.

Who is it for  > Aimed to proffesionals or students in engineering, architecture, design and backgrounds related

Requirements  >  It is necessary to bring your laptop (Windows system); we will provide you with files and information before starting the workshop.

Minimum number of students : 5

Maximum number of student : 12



The aim is, taking Grasshopper as base tool, to go further with the most popular and best rated apps in order to speed up processes and optimize geometries or calculations; a quite time consuming task to carry out without them. We will go through these plugins learning how they work, main features and advantages playing with practical exercises. 

We will highlight key concepts in advanced design, architecture and engineering: topology, form-finding, structural optimization, fractals, loops, genetic and repetitive algorithms...

Also, we will see how to capture nice views and designs from your scripting, with a correct export option, animations...


- Interactive flexible geometry

- Generative design

- Reaction diffusion

- Geometry from DNA parameters

- Generative path visualization

- Growth simulation by sub-D

- Generating and genetic algorithms

- Visualization techniques

Main plug-ins shown: 

Kangaroo: The most famous and downloaded app for Grasshopper (it is built in the current Grasshopper for Rhino 6). It is a live physics engine interactive simulation, optimization and form-finding directly within Grasshopper

Galapagos: available in the current Grasshopper build, it is a platform for the application of Evolutionary Algorithms to be used on a wide variety of problems by non-programmers 

Biomorpher: Interactive Evolutionary Algorithms (IEAs) helping designers to explore the wide combinatorial space of parametric models without always knowing where you are headed. 

Anemone: works using repetitive algorithms to create loops or sequencial structures like those ones seen in fractals.


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Individual registration

  • 245 euro  
  • 195 euro   -   Special registration (former controlmad students, students or unemployed)
First 4 registrations get an additional 5% discount, regardless the type of registration.


(*) Registration is made by rigorous order of emails received with payment proof or receipt


Enrollment and spot reservation is only made once the student registers to the course, paying the corresponding amount.


How to register


Payment options

>   Bank transfer. Please, click above on "How to register" button for detailed information

>   Credit - Debit Card* (Secure e-commerce platform Redsys - BBVA). Please, click HERE

>   Paypal* using your account or with credit-debit card.

      *Please contact us for more details. Paypal additional management fees will be included.



Contact us for more info by telephone at (+34) 91 539 33 66 or email us at Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.. If you need it, we could set up a phone call on Skype (@controlmadfablab)