What is an algorithm? Learn how to solve big design problems by breaking them down into smaller steps. This tutorial helps build the planning skills to build complex algorithms effectively.
- [Instructor] In this video,…I'd like to go over another basic idea…that makes working in Grasshopper different…than Rhino alone.…And that is,…working with algorithms.…So, I've got a blank Rhino file open…and in Grasshopper,…I've got the file, 0010-cake-algorithm.gh.…By definition, working in Grasshopper means…you are modeling using algorithms.…So, what are algorithms exactly?…In a nutshell, an algorithm is a procedure…used to solve a problem, answer a question,…or perform a task,…and a recipe is a great example of an algorithm.…
So, in my Grasshopper file,…I've got a rough outline of a recipe…or an algorithm for making a cake.…So, you can see I start by preheating the oven,…then I go on to mix the ingredients,…I pour it into the pan,…I bake it until it's finished,…I remove it from the oven,…and then I cool for 30 minutes.…You'll see me use this format throughout this course,…when I'm planning out my algorithms in Grasshopper.…So, just keep in mind,…this is a pretty loose structure…for being an actual algorithm.…In the true definition of an algorithm,…
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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