# ParametricModel - a library of parts

Tutorials Introduction to Grasshopper Videos by David Rutten. Wondering how to get started with Grasshopper? Look no further. Spend an some time with the creator of Grasshopper, David Rutten, to learn the fundamental of Grasshopper. MESH MAKER from Curves Intersection – Arthur Mani ltd. Below are the files I used to design Chester Zoo’s free-form geodesic gridshell roof. Geodesic_Mesh.gh Geodesic_Mesh.3dm

Grasshopper This component implements a mixed approach to creating curves of constant width for regular polygons of odd segment count. This series of components access the sun system in Rhino and allow for control and returning of sun parameters. These two components allow for two means of list organization. Shear List takes a list of data and creates two lists, one with the last item removed and a second with the first item removed creating a staggered pair of lists making value comparisons simple. Pair takes a list and creates a datatree with pairs of sequential values from the list. Returns the character from an integer index value, 1=A, 2=B, etc.

GH hexagonal mesh 01 With this definition we can plot all kinds of patterns formed by planar closed curves on a surface with double curvature achieving this effect of skin with variable apertures depending on their distance to one or more points attractors. The script works optimizing meshes to obtain a smooth skin using weaverbird component. CONFLUENCES_workshop series This exercise will be explained during the Grasshopper // Clever skin Workshop, for more info check this link: karamba Karamba 1.0.5 is now available for download and includes the following new features and bug-fixes. Karamba 1.0.5 contains these new features: A simplified installation procedure. Iso- and stream-lines with user supplied values and vectors at mesh-vertices (unlimited mesh-size also in the FREE-version of Karamba). Benchmark examples with known results from literature for the evaluation of calculation […]

STUDIO AIR 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 demonstrations and uses reverse-engineering of exciting contemporary computational design projects. Content developed and presented by Gwyllim Jahn. Creative team: Stanislav Roudavski, Course Designer and Coordinator (some relevant literature) David Lister, Senior Tutor

CNC or LC Fabrication Contour Surfaces Grasshopper Definition This definition is posted to aid the procedure of setting contour surfaces representing a geometry onto a planar sheet in order to get ready-made for digital fabrication. The logic behind the definition is quite simple and the values explored are parametrically adjustable in order to fit most user cases. The definition was compiled using GH8.04

supermanoeuvre ReVault is a project that implements a new methodology for the design, fabrication, and construction of unreinforced thin-shell stone vaulting through the use of algorithmic form-finding techniques and multi-axis robotic water jet cutting. The techniques build upon traditional thin-shell masonry vaulting tectonics with a masonry system capable of self-support during construction. The methodology may also reduce the labor cost of vault construction, while expanding the application of thin-shell vaulting to irregular forms that may respond to external factors such as siting constraints and environmental criteria. The intent of the research is to reignite and reanimate unreinforced compressive masonry vaulting as a contemporary building practice and to expand its application through the addition of formally-driven criteria.

Independent Study Posted by LCSinopoli on April 6, 2012 Homepage and Concepts behind Galapagos: ‘Homepage’: Concepts: Real World Uses: - Ventilation Panel Design: Finding the best pattern to keep a constant 40% opening ration for optimum ventilation while limiting radii to cut down on tooling costs. – Proctor and Matthews Architects

How to build a Grasshopper component with Visual Studio in VB.Net by Jonatan Schumacher: Jonatan[at]JSchumacher[dot]com This step-by-step tutorial showcases how to create a simple, but comprehensive Grasshopper component in VB.Net, using Visual Studio 2010 . It was created with the tutorials by David Rutten, which you can find in the help file for the Grasshopper SDK. David explains some of the actions in better detail, so I would suggest looking at his documentation simultaneously. This tutorial covers a few additional steps such as adding an icon and debugging the code.

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