In this Grasshopper training video, learn how to construct the top of a musical instrument. This training video is one step of several tutorials on developing an algorithmic design for a musical instrument.
- [Instructor] In the last video, we took on extruding…the solid base of our musical instrument.…In this video, we'll tackle a very similar step…which is to extrude the top wooden piece.…So in Rhino, I'm working in the file instrument-setup.3dm,…and in Grasshopper, I've got the file…0070-instrument-extrude-base.…So if we just take a moment in Rhino to look…and think about what's happening.…So I've got the profile for my top.…That's this rectangular shape running in the center.…I'd like to extrude that up, so if I look from the side here…I can see my base profile has been extruded down…so I'd like to extrude in the opposite direction…and that'll keep all my parts in the proper place.…
So we've actually got pretty much all of the structure…that we need to make this extrusion happen.…We've already set that up in our Make Basic Extrusion step…so I'm just going to copy these components here…and let's paste it over here and do our step.…And so a couple things I'm going to change here.…I'd like the extrusion to happen in the positive z direction…
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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