Learn how to make a curved profile for a musical instrument base 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 laid out a plan…for using Grasshopper to make a parametric algorithm…for designing a musical instrument.…In this video, we'll tackle the first couple steps,…getting user-defined dimensions and making the base profile.…So in Rhino, I've got the file instrument-setup.3dm open…and in Grasshopper, I'm working off the file…0010-instrument-setup.gh.…So let's get these other steps out of the way here…and let's just focus on these first two for now.…
So my user-defined dimensions, that's where I'm going to be…setting up a bunch of sliders where I can basically adjust…different measurements and dimensions that'll feed into…the rest of my algorithm.…So that's not a step that I'm going to finish in this video.…That's something I'll keep adding to…as I add the rest of the steps.…And then making the base profile, that's essentially…I'm going to be making a rounded rectangle shape.…So if I were thinking of the way that I would design this…just in Rhino, I would draw the rectangle,…I would fillet the corners, and then I would use that…
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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