Learn how to plan out a parametric design algorithm in Grasshopper to help estimate materials for a product design. This training video is one step of several tutorials on developing an algorithmic design for a musical instrument.
- So, over the course of the videos in this chapter,…we've built up a really sophisticated algorithm…for designing a parametric…musical instrument in Grasshopper.…Now, I've got my design here set up…for one instrument, and I'd like to extend my…algorithm just a little bit to help me estimate…the amount of material I might need to mass-produce these…instruments so if you remember from the beginning…of the chapter, that was kind of part of my original intent…was to make a flexible design that would help me estimate…how much material I would need and how I could use…that material in the most economic way to make…a bunch of these musical instruments.…
So that's what we're going to flesh out here.…In Rhino, I've got the file instrument-setup.3dm open,…and in Grasshopper, I'm working on the file…0100instrumentfinished.…And so let's talk about the steps that we would need…in addition to what's already here to get our algorithm…helping us estimate materials.…And I've listed those out down here at the bottom of my file…
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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