This product design tutorial covers estimating material use in mass production using Grasshopper. This training video is one step of several tutorials on developing an algorithmic design for a musical instrument.
- [Instructor] In the last video,…we started working out a plan…to add some steps to our algorithm…that will help us estimate…the amount of material we might need…to mass produce our parametric musical instrument.…In this video I'm going to finish flushing out the steps for…making an offset rectangle,…getting the X and Y counts for the board,…and making an array of the shapes on the board.…Now I'm actually going to start on this last step…because hopefully that'll just help…make things a little bit clearer.…For this last step,…we're going to use a rectangular array…to make a bunch of outlines of our shape…on our board.…
And so this component takes as its inputs…a geometry.…That's the thing that we're going to duplicate.…It takes a Cell,…which is a rectangle that says…basically the spacing between the units in our array.…And then an amount to duplicate in the X direction…and an amount to duplicate in the Y direction.…So our geometry,…we're going to grab from the Fillet output…of our base profile group.…
And we can see here,…
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
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