Learn how to link key design features together by generating a pattern of evenly spaced circles in Grasshopper. This training video is one step of several tutorials on developing an algorithmic design for a musical instrument.
- In the last video we started on a first step…and we finished the second step in our…parametric definition for algorithmically…designing a musical instrument.…So, in this video, I'll work on the third step and…in Rhino I've got the file instrument-setup dot three D M…in Grasshopper I'm working the file zero zero two zero…instrument base profile dot G H.…So, let's take a look over here in our sketch.…I've got my list of steps here…from the algorithm I outlined in the first video.…So, I'd like to focus on this one, make thru-holes…so, let's just move this over…closer to our existing definition here.…
And so in this step, what I'd like to do is…add a couple of options to our user defined dimensions…where I can set the thru-hole diameter…and set the thru-hole spacing.…So, the thru-holes are going to be…three circles centered on the base of the instrument…and those will give us places to mount our hardware,…our machine screws to help everything bolt together.…So, let's come over here to our user defined dimensions,…
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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