PLUG-INS         18 HOURS


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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Schedule: Not available

Place: On-line live sessions, using our platform

Course code: GH-AV


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



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...


- 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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Individual registration

  • 175 eur
  • 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 (please click on the button below)


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 & Stripe). 




Is previous knowledge in Rhino or Grasshopper required?

We recommend a minimum level of Rhino3d (layers, simple geometry creation...). No previous knowledge of Grasshopper is required.

Are sessions recorded?

Sessions are live and not recorded. For a particular situation we might record some session and keep it during next 24 hours

How can I access the sessions?

You will access to the course platform. There you can download documentation, download files, go to the Zoom sessions and comment or ask questions using the panel discussions

More questions?

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 virtual meeting for your convenience.