Learn to make a solid extrusion with through-holes in 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 added to our musical instrument algorithm…by making these extruded frets.…In this video, I'd like to work…on making a solid extrusion for the base…of the instrument.…So, where we left off, we needed to make that…base extrusion step,…and that's what we'll work on here.…In Rhino, let's just switch to perspective…for a second, and let's talk about our strategy.…So what I'd like to take is the base profile,…which is this outer, rounded rectangle.…And I'd like to extrude that down…into a solid object.…
I'd like to carve out holes for the through holes,…and I'd also like to carve out some tracks…that run along those fret track lines…giving myself some shallow groves…for those metal frets to sit inside of…as we sandwich all the parts together.…So I'll switch back to top,…and, essentially, we can think of this…as three different steps.…First step, I'll extrude the base profile.…Second step, I'll carve out those through holes.…And then the third step, I'll carve out the tracks…for the frets.…
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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