GRASSHOPPER advanced

PLUG-INS         18 HOURS

ON_LINE LIVE SESSIONS

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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NEXT COURSE: SPOTS AVAILABLE

Dates: May 1, 2, 8, 9 (total 4 days)

Registration deadline: Monday, April 26th 

Timetable: Saturday and Sunday 3 - 7,30pm (Madrid Time Zone CET)

Place: On-line live sessions, using our platform online.controlmad.com

Course code: GH-AV


COURSE INFO

Level Intermediate. We recommend a basic level of Grasshopper and data list management.  Please check our basic intro course (only in Spanish) HERE

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

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

Requirements   > Rhino 6 or 7 for Windows. We will provide you with files and information before starting the workshop.

                         * For Mac users, some plugins might not be available. 

Minimum number of students : 5

 


PROGRAM

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...

STRUCTURE:

- Form Finding with particle simulation systems

- Flexible geometry: pneumatic structures, unrolled surfaces, origami...

- Patterns, panelization and textures

- Generative design

- Fractals, repetition, loops

- Algorithm growth simulation

- Generating genetic algorithms

- Mesh workflow and lattice structures.

- Data visualization

- Visualization techniques

Main plug-ins shown: 

Kangaroo: The most famous and downloaded app for Grasshopper (it is built in the current Grasshopper for Rhino). 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.

> DendroIt provides multiple ways to wrap points, curves, and meshes as a volumetric data type, allowing you to then perform various operations on those volumes.

Based on the group dynamic and development of the sessions, other apps might be explained such us Weaverbird, Lunchbox, Firefly

 

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ENROLLMENT

 

Individual registration

  • 175 eur
  • Last 2 spots with early bird fee: 149 eur

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


REGISTRATION INFO

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). Please, click HERE

 

QUESTIONS?

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