Learn to design custom components using user objects and clusters in Grasshopper. This training video shows how to export and share custom user components and clusters.
- [Instructor] In this video, I'd like to talk about…making your own custom components,…sometimes also called user objects, as well as how to…export and share them with other people.…So in Rhino, I just have a blank file open…and in Grasshopper, I'm working in the file…0040-user-component,…and what I have here is a cluster that I've already made.…So let's double-click and take a look at what this does.…Actually, I can see just by hovering over it.…I've put in the description that this rounds a value…to the nearest increment, and this is actually a component…that we'll use in a later chapter.…
So you can see here, pretty simple algorithm here.…I'm taking in some values…and we're basically just rounding that value…to whatever the nearest rounding factor is…and outputting a number.…Okay, let's go back to the parent.…So let's say that I wanted to use this cluster…in other Grasshopper definitions that I'm using…on my own computer.…A really easy way to do that is to select it,…and under File,…we can hit this Create User Object option.…
By the end of the course, you'll see how even basic literacy in Grasshopper can be applied to developing projects for art, manufacturing, architecture, and design.
- Working with algorithms
- Modeling a base profile
- Extruding elements
- Finishing an algorithm
- Planning for mass production
- Customizing Grasshopper
- Scripting with Python and Visual Basic .NET
- Modeling data with Ladybug
- Creating a tiling grid
- Tiling 3D objects
- Using reflection symmetry and mirroring to repeat tile
- Tessellating tile in any direction
Skill Level Beginner
1. Algorithmic Thinking
2. Modeling a Musical Instrument
3. Customizing Grasshopper
4. Modeling Climate Data with Ladybug
5. Tiling and Tessalation
6. Simulation and Form-Finding with Kangaroo
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