Join Chris Reilly for an in-depth discussion in this video Simulating tensile meshes, part of Grasshopper Essential Training.
- [Instructor] In the last video,…we looked at setting up a Grasshopper definition…for a tensile structure using the Kangaroo add-on.…I'm continuing here in exercise…file 005-tensile-structures.gh.…Now, we left off generating a field of points…that represents our structure, and in this video,…I'd like to get our Kangaroo solving…outputting an actual mesh, so,…one additional goal I can add in here…is the show goal, and that's under the main sub menu…of the Kangaroo2 tab, so let's bring in show,…and what show's going to do is just take that…starting mesh plane, pass it through its geometry,…along with the rest of our goal objects, and then…we should get it as one of these goal function outputs,…and I can see my output list has changed a little bit…from when we just looked at it before connecting that goal,…so, to see that a little bit more clearly,…let's connect it to a panel, okay, and I can see,…I have two paths here, one containing my mesh,…and the other containing all the rest…of that information, the line and all the rest of the goals.…
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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