Learn how to take advantage of data flow by making a pair of evenly spaced lines using component geometry in Grasshopper. This training video is one step of several tutorials on developing an algorithmic design for a musical instrument.
- [Instructor] We're making good progress…working through Grasshopper,…developing our definition of a parametric version…of a musical instrument.…And in this video,…I'm going to tackle this mic/fret track step.…I'm working in the rhino file, instrument-setup.3dm,…and I've got the Grasshopper file open from the last video.…So what I'd like to accomplish in this video is,…just making some lines and those will act as the basis…for some later boolean operations…where we'll specify, basically like a little track…for our frets to sit inside of.…So what I'd like to make here is one line on this side,…and one line on this side,…centered vertically around the center of the base profile.…
And I'd like to have a slider so that I could adjust…the spacing in between, so maybe I want them closer together…or farther apart as I go through and customize my design.…So let's come over to our first step,…and I'll make a number slider for my fret spacing.…I'll start with a lower limit of zero.…And I'm using three decimal places 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
6. Simulation and Form-Finding with Kangaroo
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